International Oceanographic Congresses/Joint Oceanographic Assemblies

SCOR started a series of International Oceanographic Congresses in 1959, which became the Joint Oceanographic Assemblies. These were major international meetings to bring together ocean scientists on a regular basis. Six of these meetings were held. The final JOA was held in 1988 because the meetings of professional societies were by then fulfilling the role that the JOAs had previously.

International Oceanographic Congress-1959

The first International Oceanographic Congress was held in New York City on 31 August to 12 September 1959.

International Oceanographic Congress-1966

The second International Oceanographic Congress was held in Moscow, USSR, on 30 May to 9 June 1966. 1767 participants attended from from 57 countries.

Joint Oceanographic Assembly-1970

The first Joint Oceanographic Assembly was held on 13-25 September 1970 in Tokyo, Japan.

Joint Oceanographic Assembly-1976

The second Joint Oceanographic Assembly was held on 3-24 September 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Joint Oceanographic Assembly-1982

The third Joint Oceanographic Assembly was held on 2-3 August 1982 in Halifax, Canada.

Joint Oceanographic Assembly-1988

The fourth and final Joint Oceanographic Assembly was held on 23-31 August 1988 in Acapulco, Mexico.

The JOA series was not continued beyond 1988 because the meetings of professional societies (e.g., the biennial Ocean Sciences meetings) were by then fulfilling the role that the JOAs had previously.

 

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