What is ASLO?
As the leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science, ASLO works to provide for their needs at all phases of professional development. ASLO is best known for its highly rated research journals, its interdisciplinary meetings and its special symposia. The society supports increasingly important programs in public education and outreach and public policy. It strives to encourage student participation and to increase opportunities for minorities in the aquatic sciences. ASLO's mission statement is:
ASLO fosters a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.
ASLO welcomes and invites anyone interested in the aquatic sciences to join! Membership categories are available for both professionals and students. For more information, click on the "General Information" and "Member Benefits" links at right.
- Stay Informed! Sign up for the Policy Action Network
- The Policy Action Network is intended to facilitate communication between the ASLO Public Policy Office, members of ASLO, and policy makers in the U.S., Canada, and EU. You can opt to receive periodic updates on policy issues of interest to aquatic scientists, information on the latest trends in research funding, and email alerts when letters or calls to your government representatives are needed. Get involved! Sign up for the Policy Action Network.
- November 9, 2004
- Sensor Technology and Development Database
- The Sensor Technology and Development Database is intended to facilitate interactions within the sensor community by allowing individuals to search and locate others working in similar areas. To sign up for the sensor database, click here.
- November 9, 2004
- Advanced Phytoplankton Course Offered in Naples, Italy
- The "8th Advanced Phytoplankton Course: Taxonomy and Systematics" will be offered in Naples, Italy April 2-23, 2005. The deadline for applications is November 10, 2004. For more information, click here.
- November 2, 2004
- IOOS Review Process
- The National Office for the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) will soon be announcing, through a Federal Register Notice, a formal public review of the May 2004 data management plan for IOOS. For more information, click here.
- October 31, 2004
- ASLO/TOS/AGU Reach Agreement on Ocean Science Meetings
- ASLO is pleased to announce the approval of a long-term agreement for future Ocean Sciences Meetings with its partners AGU and TOS. Hawaii in February '06 will be the first Ocean Sciences meetings sponsored jointly by all three societies. We look forward to a single, biennial meeting that better serves the entire oceans community in communicating education, policy, engineering and science achievements and aspirations.
- October 22, 2004
- Ocean Yearbook Call For Papers, and 2005 Student Paper Competition
- The Ocean Yearbook editors are inviting submissions for Volume 20. Research articles, think-pieces, and surveys on selected topics are welcome. For more information, click here.
- October 22, 2004
- Workshop: Scientific Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom
- A half-day workshop will be held at the fall AGU meeting for scientists interested in contributing to K-12 science education. For more information, >click here.
- October 21, 2004
- New L&O Issue Posted
- The latest issue of Limnology and Oceanography (Vol 49, Issue 6, 2004) is now posted to the website.
- October 15, 2004
- New L&O Bulletin Issue Posted
- The September issue of the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin (Vol 13, Issue 3, 2004) is now posted.
- October 6, 2004
- ASLO Student Survey
- Are you a student member? The ASLO Student Representatives ask that you take a few minutes of your time to answer questions relating to ongoing and future endeavors involving students. A brief electronic questionnaire can be found by clicking here. The survey is open until the 15th of December. Thank you!
- October 6, 2004
- NCEAS Request for Survey Input
- A National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) working group is attempting to identify impediments to, and incentives for data-sharing. FOr more information and links to an online survey, click here.
- September 28, 2004
- New Electronic Enhancements to Journals
- --Coming in 2005: The original L&O CD archive contains Volumes 1-43. An update CD with more recent volumes will be made available in 2005.
- --New in 2004: All articles in Volumes 1-49 of L&O are now available on the ASLO website and fully searchable via a web form. Free Access articles are available without a subscription. All other articles less than five years old require a current subscription to L&O.
- --New in 2004: Articles published five or more years ago will be placed into Free Access and become freely available without a subscription.
- --New in 2004: Citations in ASLO journals are being hotlinked within the ASLO journal family. Because some recent articles are not in Free Access, you must have access through a current personal or institutional online subscription to take full advantage of this feature.
- July 23, 2004