International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO)
Association internationale des sciences physiques de l'océan (AISPO)
Asociación Internacional para las Ciencias Fisicas del Oceano
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Founded 1919, Monaco, as 'Oceanographic Section' of IUGG. Became International Association of Physical Oceanography (IAPO) -- Association internationale d'océanographie physique (AIOP) in 1931. Present name adopted 1967.
Promote study of scientific problems relating to the ocean and interactions taking place at ocean boundaries, chiefly in so far as may be carried out with the aid of mathematics, physics and chemistry; initiate, facilitate and coordinate research into, and investigation of, such problems as require international cooperation; provide for discussion, comparison and publications.
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General Assembly; Bureau; Executive Committee, comprising officer and 6 members, elected by delegates from member countries adhering to IUGG. Commission on Mean Sea Level and Tides; SCOR/IAPSO/IAPWS Joint Committee on the Properties of Seawater; IAHS/IAMAS/IAPSO/IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability; IASPEI/IAPSO/IAGA International Ocean Network.
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