Key Dates:

Call for Papers
Summer 2008

Abstract Submittal Deadline
3 October 2008

Authors Notified,
Student Travel Grant Recipients Notified
December 2008 

Schedule Posted
January 2009

25-30 January 2009

Society Meetings

ASLO Membership Meeting

Monday, 26 January, 1800 to 1900

The annual ASLO business meeting will take place following the conclusion of the oral sessions on Monday, 26 January 2009, from 1800-1900. Come hear all about ASLO’s activities and future journal and meeting plans. Join us for light refreshments and drinks. This meeting is open to all members and non-members. Students are encouraged to attend.

JSOST Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, 27 January, 1230-1430

Organized by Lara B. Hutto ( and Polly Endreny Holmberg (

In 2007, the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST) wrote Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade: An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy. JSOST will provide updates on implementing the Near-Term Priorities presented in the 2007 plan, steps taken towards a short-term infrastructure inventory and a study of future infrastructure issues, as well as JSOST’s efforts during the Administration transition.

Carbon Cycle Science Plan Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, 29 January, 1230 – 1430

Organized by Debbie Bronk (

The United States is updating its integrative carbon cycle science plan (Sarmiento and Wofsy 1999) to set research goals and priorities in terrestrial and oceanographic carbon cycle research over the coming decade. The plan will be used to set funding priorities across a number of agencies. A rough draft of the new goals and planned approach will be presented for discussion.