ICPO attended the 21st POGO annual meeting


The POGO-21 was held in January 20-22, 2020 in Qingdao. ICPO staff were invited to attend the open meeting. Over 100 participants were present at the event, including 48 POGO members and representatives from other partner institutes. 

On the meeting, Dr Jose Santos, Executive Director of ICPO, introduced CLIVAR and its contribution to ocean observations and identified the potential opportunities in cooperation with POGO. Participants showed interest in linking science to service and engaging with end users.‬

Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) is a forum created in 1999 by directors and leaders of major oceanographic institutions around the world to promote global ocean observing. Its particular focus is the implementation of an international and integrated global ocean observing system. POGO is a partnership of institutions involved in oceanographic observations, scientific research, operational services, education and training. POGO has 48 member institutes, including two consortia, from 27 different countries, and  works closely with other international and regional programmes and organizations.