At the First IUGG General Assembly (Rome, 1922), the Section d'Océanographie became one of the constituent Sections of the Union. At the IV IUGG General Assembly (Stockholm, 1930) it became the International Association of Physical Oceanography. It took its present name at the XIV IUGG General Assembly (Zurich, 1967). IAPSO promotes the study of the physical sciences of the oceans and the interactions taking place at the sea floor, coastal, and atmospheric restrictions by organising international forums and publishing written materials for ocean scientists throughout the world. Commissions, sub-committees, and workshops encourage new and advanced international research activities. In addition, IAPSO provides basic services such as the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level and the IAPSO Standard Seawater Service. IAPSO collaborates closely with UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and ICSU's Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). The president of IAPSO is a member of the SCOR Executive Board as is the president of IAMAS. The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) is one of eight Associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) which, in turn, is one of the Unions of the International Council for Science (ICSU).IAPSO has the leading goal of "promoting the study of scientific problems concerning to the oceans and the interactions taking places at the sea floor, coastal, and atmospheric boundaries insofar as such research is conducted by the use of mathematics, physics, and chemistry." IAPSO has addressed this goal line through four fundamental purposes: Organize, sponsor, and co-sponsor formal and informal international forums permitting ready resources of communication in the middle of ocean scientists throughout the world; Establish commissions, sub-committees, and organize commensurate garages to encourage, stimulate, and coordinate new and unconventional international investigation activities; Provide basic services significant to the conduct of physical oceanography, and Publish proceedings of symposia, meetings, and workshops, and fundamental references on the current state-of-the art and knowledge of physical oceanography.
The following is the list of scholars from International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences