Agenda GBM Montreal 2019

Agenda of IAPSO General Business Meeting
Thursday, July 11 2019, 8:30 - 10:00, Room 512B 512E (!!!new room assigned)
Montreal, Canada

Participants: National Delegates, Executive Committee Members and invited guests

1. Introduction of IAPSO Executive Committee (EC) and National Delegates

2. Approval of the agenda

3. Approval of the minutes of the GBM in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 31, 2017
pdf Annex 1

4. Business arising out of the minutes

5. Election of new Executive Committee Members for 2019-2023
pdf Annex 2  pdfDocument 5.1

6. Changes to the IAPSO Statutes: Introduction of Electronic voting
pdf Annex 3

7. Reports on IAPSO activities 2017 and 2018
pdf  Document 7.1    pdf Document 7.2

8. Interim financial reports 2017 and 2018 and Quadrennial financial report 2015-2018 (Ken Ridgway)
pdf Annex 4

9. Budget 2019 – 2021 (Ken Ridgway)
pdf Annex 5

10. Report on actions taken by the IAPSO EC and Officers (Denise Smythe-Wright)

    1. 2019 Prince Albert I Medal - Corinne Le Quéré (France). Report by Trevor McDougall, Chair of the Award Committee
    2. 2019 IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medals - Gerard McCarthy (Ireland) and Mar Benavides (Spain). Report by Denise Smythe-Wright, Chair of the Award Committee
    3. 2017 Eugene LaFond Medal – Jonathan Durgadoo (Mauritius), Medal was presented to him during the Albert I Medal Ceremony in Cape Town, 2017. 
    4. Award committee for 2021 Prince Albert I Medal; generation of nominations
    5. Award committee for 2021 IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medals; generation of nominations
    6. Award committee for 2019 Eugene LaFond Medal; process update 
      pdf Annex 6

11. Report on IAPSO Commissions, Services, and Working Groups (Stefania Sparnocchia/Denise Smythe-Wright)
[Available on the IAPSO website,]

      1. Commission on Mean Sea Level and Tides (CMSLT), President: Gary T. Mitchum (USA)
        pdfDocument 11.1
      2. Joint Committee on the Properties of Seawater (JCS) with SCOR and IAPWS, Chair: Rich Pawlowicz (Canada)
        pdfDocument 11.2
      3. Joint Tsunami Commission with IASPEI and IAVCEI, IAPSO representative: Professor Efim Pelinovsky (Russia)
        pdfDocument 11.3
      4. IAPSO Early Career (EC) Scientist Working Group, Chairs: Alejandra Sanchez-Franks (UK), Malin Ödalen (Sweden)
      5. Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level, Director: Elizabeth Bradshaw (UK), past Director: Lesley J. Rickards (UK), IAPSO Liaison: Philip L. Woodworth (UK)
        pdfDocument 11.5
      6. IAPSO Standard Seawater Service, Director: Richard Williams, OSIL, (UK)
        pdfDocument 11.6

12. Reports from affiliated organizations

      1. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - IOC (Stefania Sparnocchia/Eugene Morozov)
        pdfDocument 12.1
      2. Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research - SCOR (Denise Smythe-Wright)
      3. ISC Regional Office for Africa ROA (Isabelle Ansorge)
        pdfDocument 12.3

13. Reports on activities of IUGG (Denise Smythe-Wright)

14. Report on the Joint IAPSO IAMAS IAGA Assembly in Cape Town 2017, Attendees, number of symposia and presentations, IAPSO grants (Stefania Sparnocchia)
pdfDocument 14.1

15. Report on the IUGG General Assembly in Montreal 2019, Attendees, number of symposia and presentations, IAPSO grants (Stefania Sparnocchia)

16. Report on the plans for the Joint Assembly in 2021 (Yign Noh, LOC)

17. Call for any resolutions

18. Other Business

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