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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

Meeting
25-30 January 2009

Sustainable Travel Practices

Conserving natural resources, supporting local cultures, and making a positive impact on the places we visit – all key components for traveling responsibly.  As with other recent ASLO-sponsored gatherings, organizers for the 2009 Aquatic Sciences Meeting are very conscious of the negative impact that meetings can have on our environment. We are making substantial efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of this meeting, and we will detail those efforts in the conference program. All conference attendees are urged to support our efforts and check with their hotel in Nice about their recycling and environmental impact policies.

We encourage you to make the following all habits when you travel*: 

* Tips from http://www.shoprite.com/shopriteenvironmentnature.aspx#Anchor-Traveling-23240

Organizers for the 2009 Aquatic Sciences Meeting are endeavoring to bring conference attendees and participants to Nice in the spirit of true geotourism. That is travel that sustains the geographical character of a place including the environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and well-being of its residents.

For a look at the Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Travel, please click on this web site sponsored by National Graphic. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/extras/sustainable-tips0810/planning.html