Working Groups and Commissions



Commission on Mean Sea Level and Tides  

Prof. Gary T. Mitchum
College of Marine Science
University of South Florida
140 Seventh Ave. South
S. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA    

Phone: 1-727-553-3941
Fax: 1-727.553-1189
Email: mitchum(at)

Vice President:
Dr. Simon Holgate
Sea Level Research Foundation
Liverpool Science Park IC1
131 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool,  L3 5TF, UK    

Phone: +44 151 709 3086
Fax: +44 151 705 3140
Email: simon(at)

Website: ,

Annual Report 2011 (512 Kb)


Joint Committee on the Properties of Seawater, JCS (with SCOR and IAPWS)


Prof. Rich Pawlowicz

Dept. of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia

6339 Stores Rd., Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4

Email: rpawlowicz(at)

Vice Chair:

Prof. Trevor McDougall

The School of Mathematics and Statistics

University of New South Wales

Sydney NSW 2052, Australia

Email: trevor.mcdougall(at)

Vice Chair:

Dr. Rainer Feistel

Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research

Seestrasse 15

D-18119 Rostock, Germany

Email: rainer.feistel(at) 


pdfTEOS-10 manual 10jun 2010.pdf6 MB
pdfTEOS-10 in Ocean Science.pdf377 KB

Report on activities at JCS workshops, Greenwich, UK Sept. 2-3, 2013


Tsunami Commission (Joint with IASPEI and IAVCEI)


   Dr. Vasily V. Titov

   Chief Scientist

   NOAA Center for Tsunami Research

   PMEL, Bldg 3, Rm 2072, NOAA Sand Point


   Phone:  1-206-526-4536

   Fax: 1-206-526-6485

   E-mail: Vasily.Titov(at)



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   IAPSO representative:

   Professor Efim Pelinovsky

   Department of Nonlinear Geophysical Processes, Institute of Applied Physics

   Russian Academy of Sciences

   46 Uljanov Street, Nizhny Novgorod, 603950 Russia

   Phone: +7-831-4164839         Fax: +7-831-4365976

   E-mail: pelinovsky(at) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; epelinovskiy(at) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; pelinovsky(at) ;




GeoRisk Commission - Joint with IAMAS, IAHS, IASPEI, IAVCEI



IASPEI/IAPSO/IAGA International Ocean Network (ION)


   Yoshiyuki Kaneda, Japan     



   Heinrich Villinger, Germany



   IAPSO Representative:

   Dr. Satheesh C. Shenoi

   Director, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
   (Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India)

   "Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar (BO), Nizampet (SO), Hyderabad - 500 090

   Ph. 040-2389 5000 (Off.); 040 65743155 (Res.); 09441013377 (Mobile)

   Email: shenoi(at)           Website:




Commission on Groundwater Seawater Interactions

Discontinued in 2005

Commission on Sea Ice

Discontinued in 2003