About HOC ...

In 2005 Johan van Bennekom en Leo Otto took the initiative to investigate a need for a ‘Contactgroep Geschiedenis van de Oceanografie’ (Contact Group History of Oceanography) in the Netherlands. A dozen positive replies were received from persones as well as institutions. A small Core Group (Johan van Bennekom, Gerhard Cadée, Bas de Groot, Kees Kramer, Remi Laane en Leo Otto) worked out the initiative, detailing the aims, boundary conditions and practical arrangements.

At the first meeting of the Contact Group a new name was decided: ‘Historie van de Oceanografie Club’ (History of the Oceanography Club), or HOC in short. HOC aims at:

  • share common interests in the history of oceanography, in particular (but not only!) Dutch oceanography;
  • stimulate exchange and dissemination of related information;
  • assist in accessing sources of information;
  • stimulate (research) projects;
  • organise meetings.

Membership of HOC is free to anyone with an interest in the history of (Dutch) oceanography. Membership is free of charge. At present HOC has ~ 80-tal members and interested parties from a wide range of oceanographic fields and related disciplines.

Project groups were initiated (with contact persons): 

To become member of HOC or for additional information please contact the HOC secretariat (kees.kramer@mermayde.nl).

HOC publishes about once per year a newsletter called ‘ad HOC’, which is disseminated in pdf format and sent by e-mail. Your contribution is welcomed. For information that needs a more urgent dissemination 'ad HOC Newsflitsen' (News Flashes) are sent by e-mail

De website was designed by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk; Kees Kramer is web-editor.

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