No. 10 - 2011-06-17: Upcoming General Assembly; Final Remarks as IAPSO President

No. 10 - 2011-06-17: Upcoming General Assembly; Final Remarks as IAPSO President
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Written by LAWRENCE A. MYSAK, President IAPSO
OPEN LETTER No. 10 ‚ÄĘ June 17, 2011


Upcoming IUGG General Assembly;
Final Remarks as IAPSO President


Dear IAPSO Colleagues:

As you read this, my final letter as IAPSO president, you will be at the final stages of packing for your trip to Melbourne, to participate in the 25th General Assembly of IUGG.  As always, I look forward to meeting you individually at these IUGG assemblies.  Please introduce yourself to me in Melbourne when you have the chance.

There will be over 5000 papers and posters presented at the 25th General Assembly, and over 3500 delegates are expected to attend.  This should be a wonderful opportunity to meet and hear presentations by your colleagues from around the world.  In addition to the originally planned symposia, recent events in the Pacific Region have resulted in the Scientific Program Committee putting out a last-minute call for posters to support special symposia on: the Sendai Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters;  the Chile Earthquake and Tsunami;  the Christchurch Earthquake Crisis;  and the Brisbane Floods from Cyclone Yasi.  There will also be special symposia on related volcanic and seismic issues, and on monsoons, tsunamis and cyclones.  Thus, from the scientific point of view, this will be a very active conference.

At this time, I would like to thank my colleagues on the IAPSO EC for their generous support to me during the past four years, for serving on various IAPSO committees, and for their efforts in the planning of IAPSO and joint IAPSO symposia during MOCA-09 and this 25th General Assembly.  It has been a great pleasure working with all of you.  I would especially like to express my appreciation to SG Johan Rodhe for his many contributions to IAPSO and its interactions with other organizations, including the IUGG executive and SCOR.  He has also played a major role on the Scientific Program Committee of the 25th General Assembly.  My hat off to you Johan!

May I remind you that the next IAPSO Assembly will be in Gothenburg, Sweden, during July 22-26, 2013.  We will be joining forces with two of our sister associations, namely, IAHS and IASPEI.  This is the first time IAPSO will be meeting with these associations between the General Assemblies.  Thus we can look forward to meeting new colleagues and to developing new synergies in several ocean-related topics.

In closing, I wish you all safe travel to Melbourne, and I look forward to seeing you 'down under'.



Participate in IAPSO and related activities at
the 25th IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia,
June 27-July 8, 2011:


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