The host for the 25th General Assembly of IUGG was the Australian Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of New Zealand. The Assembly was held in the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Archive Website: The XXV IUGG General Assembly Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet
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.