Information and History

Milestone Assemblies and Executive Committee members

(1919 - 1951)

1919 (July 28)

Brussels, Belgium

Constitutive Assembly of the International Research Council

The Section of Physical Oceanography, IUGG, was formed with the Following membership:

President

S.A.S The Prince of Monaco

(Monaco)

Vice-President

Prof. H. Lamb

(UK)

Secretary

Prof. G. Magrini

(Italy)

Members

Col. C. Close

(UK)

 

Capt. G. W. Littlehales

(USA)

     

1922 (May)

Rome, Italy

I IUGG General Assembly

President

S.A.S The Prince of Monaco*

(Monaco)                     * died in July 1922

Vice-President

Vice-Adm. Sir J. Perry

(UK)

Secretary

Prof. G. Magrini

(Italy)

     

1924 (October)

Madrid, Spain

I IUGG General Assembly

President

Prof. O. de Buen

(Spain)

Vice-President

Vice-Adm. Sir J. Perry*

(UK)                           * died in April 1926

Secretary

Prof. G. Magrini

(Italy)

Members

Senator V. Volterra

(Italy)

 

Prof. H. Lamb

(UK)

 

Prof. L. Joubin

(France)

 

Capt. G. W. Littlehales

(USA)

 

Mr. H. G. Maurice

(UK)

     

1927 (September)

Prague, Czechoslovakia

III IUGG General Assembly

President

Prof. O. de Buen

(Spain)

Vice-President

Dr. W. Schmidt

(Germany)

Secretary

Prof. G. Magrini

(Italy)

Members

Ing. E. Fichot

(France)

 

Senator V. Volterra

(Italy)

 

Prof. L. Joubin  

(France)

 

Capt. G. W. Littlehales

(USA)

 

Dr. H. G. Maurice

(UK)

     

1929 (May)

Seville, Spain

I International Oceanography Congress

The Section of Physical Oceanography became the Association of Physical Oceanography

     

1930 (August)

Stockholm, Sweden

IV IUGG General Assembly

President

Prof. M. Knudsen

(Denmark)

Vice-President

Ing. E. Fichot

(France)

Secretary

Prof. R. Witting

(Finland)

Members

Prof. O. de Buen

(Spain)

 

Vice-Adm. E. Caballero y Lastres

(Peru)

 

Prof. G. Magrini

(Italy)

 

Prof. L. Joubin  

(France)

 

Capt. G. W. Littlehales

(USA)

 

Dr. D. J. Matthews

(UK)

     

1933 (September)

Lisbon, Portugal

V IUGG General Assembly

President

Prof. M. Knudsen

(Denmark)

Vice-President

Ing. E. Fichot

(France)

Secretary

Prof. J. Proudman

(UK)

Members

Vice-Adm. E. Caballero y Lastres

(Peru)

 

Dr. D. J. Matthews

(UK)

 

Prof. R. Witting

(Finland)

 

Prof. O. de Buen

(Spain)

 

Prof. B. Helland-Hansen

(Norway)

 

Prof. T. G. Thompson

(USA)

 

Prof. L. Joubin*

(France)                            * died in 1935

 

Prof. G. Magrini**

(Italy)                              ** died in 1935

     

1936 (September)

Edinburgh, Scotland

VI IUGG General Assembly

President

Prof. B. Helland-Hansen

(Norway)

Vice-President

Ing. E. Fichot*

(France)                      * died in July 1939

Secretary

Prof. J. Proudman

(UK)

Members

Vice-Adm. E. Caballero y Lastres

(Peru)

 

Dr. D. J. Matthews

(UK)

 

Prof. T. G. Thompson

(USA)

 

Prof. R. Witting

(Finland)

 

Prof. M. Knudsen

(Denmark)

 

Dr. T. Okada

(Japan)

 

Dr. A. Ramalho

(Portugal)

 

Mr. P. M. van Riel

(Netherlands)

     

1939

September - Washington, USA

VII IUGG General Assembly

President

Prof. B. Helland-Hansen

(Norway)

Vice-President (Acting)

Prof. T. G. Thompson

(USA)

Secretary

Prof. J. Proudman

(UK)

Members

Vice-Adm. E. Caballero y Lastres

(Peru)

 

Dr. D. J. Matthews

(UK)

 

Prof. T. G. Thompson

(USA)

 

Prof. R. Witting

(Finland)

 

Prof. M. Knudsen

(Denmark)

 

Dr. T. Okada

(Japan)

 

Dr. A. Ramalho

(Portugal)

 

Mr. P. M. van Riel

(Netherlands)

     

1946 - 1948

No assembly took place after that of 1939 and until 1948 due to the upheavals of the Second World War 

President

Prof. H. U. Sverdrup

(Norway)

Secretary

Prof. J. Proudman

(UK)

Deputy Secretary

Prof. H. Mosby

(Norway)

Members

Dr. D. J. Matthews

(UK)

 

Prof. T. G. Thompson

(USA)

 

Prof. M. Knudsen

(Denmark)

 

Dr. A. Ramalho

(Portugal)

 

Mr. P. M. van Riel

(Netherlands)

     

1948

August - Oslo, Norway

VIII IUGG General Assembly

The Association of Physical Oceanography became the International Association of Physical Oceanography (IAPO)

President

Prof. H. U. Sverdrup

(Norway)

Vice-Presidents

Prof. J. Proudman

(UK)

 

Dr. C. O'D. Iselin

(USA)

Secretary

Prof. H. Mosby

(Norway)

Deputy Secretary

Dr. R. H. Fleming

(USA)

Members

Dr. J. N. Carruthers

(UK)

 

Prof. H. Pettersson

(Sweden)

 

Capt. J. Rouch

(France)

 

Vice-Adm. J. W. Termijtelen

(Netherlands)