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31.07.18 | The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) has been granted membership of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) by the forum’s Board of Trustees. Following its successful application the Bremen-based institute will now join the global network of 39 marine science institutes from 19 countries. In Germany the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are already members of POGO.

Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal, ZMT’s Scientific Director, says: “We are very happy that our application has been approved, for which I thank the POGO Board of Trustees. Based on ZMT’s interdisciplinary approach and all three pillars of its mandate – research, capacity development and advice — I am convinced that our institute can make valuable contributions to the work of POGO.”

In recent years ZMT scientists have already actively supported POGO activities, e.g. through courses taught to POGO fellows at the AWI or through presenting the work of ZMT at information days organised for POGO fellows.

About the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO)
Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans, POGO, is a forum created in 1999 by directors and leaders of major oceanographic institutions around the world to promote global oceanography. Of 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 38 member institutes, including two consortia from 20 different countries, and works closely with other international and regional programmes and organisations.

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