National Committee Reports

Summer School on "Physics of the Ocean",  12-17 July 2020 in Bad Honnef, Germany (19 December 2019) 

Organized by Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR & Kiel University, Germany), Sabrina Speich (Ecole Normale Supérieure - PSL, France) and David Marshall (Oxford University, UK) and run by the Bad Honnef Physics school supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation.

The Ocean Physics Summer School aims at providing a broader view of the ocean system from a physical perspective, encompassing a large range of scales and their interactions. 

Young scientists - advanced master students, graduate students and first year postdocs - from all over Europe and beyond from all fields with an interest in physics who want to increase their knowledge about the ocean can apply for participation.

Application deadline: 7 February 2020.

Application & more information:

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) - Regional Events ( published 19 December 2019) 

  • Regional Workshop - North Atlantic Ocean: 7-10 January 2020 (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) link
  • Regional Workshop - North and Central Indian Ocean: 8-10 January 2020 (Chennai, India) link
  • Regional workshop - Mediterranean: 21-23 January 2020, (Venice, Italy) link
  • Regional workshop - Pan African and Surrounding Island States: 27-29 January 2020 (Nairobi, Kenya) link
  • Arctic Ocean Decade Workshop: 29 January 2020 (Tromsø, Norway) link 

Regional Consultative workshops towards the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (published 18 October 2019) 

*** South Atlantic Workshop 25 - 27 November 2019 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, Expressions of interest can be made directly online

Furthermore, the following three regional consultations are currently scheduled to take place in January 2020

*** 7-9 January 2020, North Atlantic Workshop, Halifax, Canada (organized by the Ocean Frontier Institute with the financial support of the Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO), Canada). Please find here the Save the Date as well as Call for expression of interest to participate in the workshop (;

*** 8-10 January 2020, North and Central Indian Ocean Workshop, Chennai, India, (IOCINDIO/NIOT);

*** 21-22-23 January 2020, Mediterranean Workshop, Venice, Italy (Italian Oceanographic Commission).

More information on the Ocean Decade site

Call for IAPSO Best Practice Study Groups: closing date is 15 November 2019 (published 4 September 2019) 

IAPSO is issuing a Call for Best Practice Study Groups. Up to US$10,000 is available to assist in bringing together experts with a view to reaching agreement about improved ways of analysing data, or otherwise improving the way we conduct oceanographic research. Closing date is 15 November 2019. Read more

IAPSO Early Career Scientists News (published 6 August, 2019) 

The first issue of the IAPSO ECS Newsletter is available here

Eugene LaFond Medal 2019 (published 6 August, 2019) 

The 2019 Eugene LaFond Medal is awarded to Mr. Rohith Balakrishnan from India for his oral presentation "Indian Basin-wide sea level coherency in the tropical Indian Ocean driven by Madden-Julian oscillations". This was delivered on July 11, 2019 within the IAG-IAPSO joint symposium 'Monitoring Sea Level Changes by Satellite and In-Situ Measurements' during the IUGG 2019 General Assembly in Montreal, Canada.

Read more (eligibility, selection, etc.)