- In 2006, ASLO adopted a policy of hosting conferences outside of the United States every 3 years.
- Since 2010 ASLO has funded participation by 2-4 non U.S. citizens to each of the Eco-DAS early career symposia.
- In 2011, we changed our name from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography to theAssociation for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography to reflect our increasingly geographically diverse membership and to demonstrate our commitment to being an international organization.
- In 2012, we instituted the ASLO Global Outreach Initiative program to provide funds for outreach and education programs outside of the U.S. The program was run again in 2016 and will continue in 2017.
- In an effort to increase membership and participation of aquatic scientists from developing nations, ASLO offers free or reduced membership and meeting registration fees for scientists and students from 152 developing nations.
- Through our partnership with Wiley, via the Research4Life philanthropic initiative, new low-cost or free access to ASLO content is now available for 5,400 developing world institutions.
- A significant number of submissions to our journals, and of our published papers, either emanate from countries outside the U.S., or have at least one non-U.S. author. This trend has accelerated over the last ten years, and it reflects ASLO’s long-standing commitment to the importance of geographic diversity in our content and programs.
- We strive to maintain, and in fact have increased, geographic diversity on our editorial boards, standing committees, meeting organizing committees, and plenary speakers. Our nominations committee works hard to ensure that we have representation from around the globe for ASLO elections for the Board of Directors.
- Two of the six ASLO Policy and Communications Interns have been from outside the U.S.
|Linda Duguay President||Jim Elser Past-President||Mike Pace President-Elect||Lisa Campbell Secretary||Phillip Taylor Treasurer|