Monday, January 14, 2013

Arnold GordonWe are very happy to announce that Prof. Arnold Gordon has been selected to receive the 2013 Prince Albert I Medal of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO). The medal, named for prince of Monaco who was the founding president of the organization from which IAPSO evolved, is awarded once every two years. Only the seventh recipient of this medal, Arnold was cited "For his outstanding contribution in observational oceanography and in particular for his work in defining the physical processes in the Southern Ocean and Indonesian Throughflow."

The medal will be awarded at the next IAPSO General Assembly, to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in July 2013.

Read more about Arnold's facinating career.

Visit the IAPSO website for the full announcement.

 
In 1919, the late Prince Albert I of Monaco organized the Oceanography Section of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. He also served as first president of that section (IUGG).  Since then, the Physical Oceanography section of IUGG has evolved, becoming first the Association for Physical Oceanography in 1929; the International Association of Physical Oceanography in 1945; and finally IAPSO in 1967.