The Purpose of ASLO is to foster 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.Learn more about the Aquatic Sciences
2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting
Planet Water: Challenges and Successes. Topics to be discussed include the role of science at the center of all economic, societal and environmental recovery and development efforts, studies on renewable energy, environmental sustainability, clean water, and rebuilding and maintaining terrestrial ecosystems.
Experimental Lakes Area 50th Anniversary Collection
Hawaii Ocean Time-series: 30th Anniversary Collection
On October 30th, 1988, the first scientific cruise sailed to a deep-water subtropical station as part of the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program. Long-term field programs like HOT are essential for improving our understanding of ecosystem variability, especially as global change is taking a toll on ocean ecosystems. Enjoy reading!
ASLO Scientists Contribute
What does it mean to be a limnologist or oceanographer? How does aquatic science contribute to society? Learn more about how these fields of science help us understand our planet and how ASLO members share their science with the public.
2nd Place Winner in the Research Category
Photo by ASLO member Gesa Weyhenmeyer
Young students studied aquatic locomotion. After discussing coordination and adaption patterns needed by aquatic organisms, they tested the complexity of movement patterns by trying to coordinate the movement of twelve arms and legs, while staying in the air as long as possible.
Get Involved, Join Today!
Anyone interested in the aquatic sciences is welcome to join the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.
Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship Fund
The Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship Program ensures that our tradition of editorial excellence is even stronger and more enduring in the years ahead. Your donation will allow us to sustain and expand this endowed program beyond the initial generous gift from the family of Raelyn Cole (L&O's Managing Editor for 30 years). ASLO will fully match all donations received by December 31, 2018, up to $100,000 in total.
Support ASLO Programs
ASLO supports professional development programs for its student and early career members, as well as public education and global outreach programs. Your donation will help us to extend these programs. It only takes a moment!