IAPSO action plan to implement IUGG Resolution 1: “Reducing the Carbon Footprint by the Research Community” (link)
At the Berlin IUGG General Assembly in July 2023 IAPSO adopted the following action plan to reduce its carbon footprint. As a constituent association of IUGG, IAPSO hosts a major in-person scientific meeting every two years, one of which is in conjunction with the General Assembly of IUGG held every 4 years. In-person meetings bring many benefits, including networking opportunities as well as time for in-depth discussion of scientific and administrative issues. IAPSO supports the continuation of air travel to these bi-annual meetings, although IAPSO will work to reduce its overall carbon footprint through some specific actions, including:
This IAPSO carbon footprint action plan is based on one developed and adopted by IACS. The background to the IACS action plan can be found at the following link https://cryosphericsciences.org/about/resolutions/.
To promote the study of the oceans and the interactions that take place at its boundaries with the sea floor, coastal environment and atmosphere, through the use of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biogeochemisty.
IAPSO gives importance to involving scientists and students from developing countries in oceanographic activities.