Chair: Jiangping Li (China)
Secretary: Tonie van Dam (Luxembourg)
IAPSO representative: Harry Bryden (UK)
Chair: Alik Ismail-Zadeh (Germany/Russia)
Secretary: Ilya Zaliapin (USA)
IAPSO representative: William Dewar (USA)
Chair: John LaBrecque (USA)
Secretary: Katia Kontar (USA)
IAPSO representatives: Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade (USA and Puerto Rico)
Chair/IAPSO representative: Sateesh Shenoi (India, IAPSO)
Secretary: Anatoly Soloviev (Russia)
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.