The Nippon Foundation-POGO Centre of Excellence (NF-POGO CofE) provides world class education and training courses in the field of observational oceanography. The NF-POGO CofE is hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany's foremost polar and marine research institution.

Available courses

NF-POGO Centre of Excellence. Introductory module




To get familiar with each other and with the technical issues of the teaching tools. Get to know administrative issues, learn how to apply the folderscope and the VPN server, introduction to netiquette and good scientific practice. Get to know the hosting institutes, the Nippon Foundation and the POGO consortium


  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eva-Maria Brodte
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Dieu Anh Dinh
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Peter Lemke
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Baerbel Wichmann

NF-POGO Centre of Excellence. Phytoplankton and Chemical Oceanography




Unit on chemical oceanography, nutrients and plankton.


  • Course Editor / Instructor: Eva-Maria Brodte
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Kristine Carstens
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Marthe Claußen
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Dieu Anh Dinh
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Silvia Peters
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Johannes Rick
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Subrata Sarker
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Baerbel Wichmann
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Karen Wiltshire