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

II 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. J. Schmidt

Denmark

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

Statutes of the Association

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

Statutes and ByLaws of the Association

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