Previous Honorary Members


R G Williams OBE


Former Secretary of the National Institute of Oceanography at Wormley and former Treasurer of the Challenger Society for Marine Science from 1956 - 1973. Sadly, Ray died in January of 2016 aged 92.
Ray Williams played a key role in managing the Institute’s  finances and most notable in managing the funding the construction of the new (1962)  RRS Discovery.


 1987

  • Prof RI Currie

1977

  • Commander WJ Copenhagen

1973

  • Sir George Edward Raven Deacon FRS 1906-1984 (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1985 vol 31 pp 111-142)
  • Dr Cyril Lucas, biography
  • Sir Frederick Stratten Russell FRS 1897-1984 (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1986 vol 32 pp 461-493)

1966

  • JN Carruthers

1964

  • HO Bull

1958

  • Eric Henry Edwardes Havelock CB, CBE, OBE, FRSE

1957

  • Joseph Proudman FRS 1888-1975 (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1976 vol 22 pp 319-333)

1951

  • William Thomas Calman FRS 1871-1952 (Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1952-1953 vol 8 pp 355-372) HU Sverdrup

1950

  • GP Bidder

1948

  • Dr HR Mill
  • Mr HG Maurice

1939

  • Edgar Johnson Allen FRS 1866-1942 (Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1942-1944 vol 4 pp 357-367)
  • HB Bigelow, biography
  • E le Danois
  • G Gilson
  • B Helland-Hansen
  • O Pettersson
  • G Schott

1929

  • Schmidt
  • Swire (last surviving member of officers and scientific staff of HMS Challenger)

1923

  • Dr Johan Hjort FRS 1869-1948 (Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1950-1951 vol 7 pp 167-181)

1915

  • Prof Georg Ossian Sars

1910

  • H.S.H. The Prince of Monaco

1905

  • Prof Dr Karl Brandt
  • Prof Dr Carl Chun
  • Prof Max Wilhelm Carl Weber FRS 1852-1937 (Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1936-1938 vol 2 pp 347-355)

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Ocean Modelling Meeting



The Institute for Global Change of the University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences is pleased to host the Annual Meeting of the Challenger Society Special Interest Group for Ocean Modelling, and the Challenger Society’s AGM. 


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AMBIO IX

AMBIO IX meeting at UEA - 24th to 27th June 2019

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Ocean Challenge search function

There is a new online search function for all Ocean Challenge issues that allows anyone to easily search for articles on a specific topic. We hope this will be used not just by the marine science community but by educators who would otherwise not have access to such resources.

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