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NF-POGO Regional Training Course in Mexico, Jan-Feb 2015


As part of the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography, a training course is conducted in a developing country every year for a period of 2-4 weeks.


The next regional training course will take place in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, from 19 January to 6 February 2015. Deadline for applications: 8 November 2014. The application form should be filled in and submitted on-line and can be accessed here.

GOOS Update October 2014

The GOOS Update is a review of activities of the GOOS Steering Committee and panels, GOOS Regional Alliance news, examples of how ocean observations are being applied, and job opportunities. 

Read the October 2014 GOOS Update »

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Programme Specialists for GOOS and JCOMM at IOC/UNESCO

Job opportunities 

IOC/UNESCO is presently recruiting two Programme Specialist positions for:

  • Tsunami Early Warning and Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology JCOMM data and services activities, based in Paris at IOC (vacancy SC 435)
  • the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and support to the expansion of GOOS to biology and ecosystems, based in Oostende, Belgium (vacancy 1BESC 0002RP)

Applications for both positions are due 9 November 2014 and can be accessed at the UNESCO Careers page »

Patricia Miloslavich to support the GOOS biology and ecosystem panel activity from Australia

Biology and ecosystems panel

Patricia Miloslavich will support the GOOS biology and ecosystems panel from the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, Australia, starting in early 2015. Patricia is a Venezuelan marine biologist with a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Quebec at Rimouski. 


Nic Bax and Samantha Simmons to lead the GOOS biology and ecosystems panel

Biology and ecosystems panel

The GOOS Steering Committee in July appointed Nic Bax (Australia) and Samantha Simmons (USA) as the new Biology and Ecosystems Panel co-chairs. Nic leads Australia’s Marine Biodiversity Hub for the University of Tasmania, and the Understanding Ocean Ecosystems stream in the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship. Sam is the Assistant Scientific Program Director and Acting Research Program Officer of the Marine Mammal Commission (USA).