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

ASLO 2009 Multicultural Program

ASLO will hold its 20th annual program devoted to increasing the diversity of the pool of students choosing careers in the aquatic sciences.  Some 600 underrepresented minority students have participated since the program began in 1990.  Many of these students have gone on to earn advance degrees and are now professionals in the field.   The 2009 program will include an opening dinner and keynote address by Dr. Letise (Houser) LaFier on Saturday, a field trip to the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco and special workshops on Sunday, and a student symposium on Tuesday morning in Thalie. The Student Symposium is open to all ASLO participants, and we encourage your attendance. The program is supported by a grant from NSF. 

Anyone interested in volunteering to serve as a meeting-mentor, please contact Dr. Ben Cuker (, 757-727-5884, Department of Marine Science, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668. 

The URL for the program website is: