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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

The Scientific Program

A Cruise through Nice Waters

With this third international ASLO Meeting in Europe and the only ASLO meeting in 2009, the picturesque coasts and towns of Southern France invite you to share and exchange your scientific findings and viewpoints with colleagues from all over the world with a touch of Mediterranean life style by setting the premises for lively discussions in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Mediterranean tradition includes a long enough lunchtime break to visit one of the lovely restaurants in the medieval quarters of Nice, only 5 minutes away, or to take a break at the nearby beach (sorry, sunbathing is not guaranteed in January).

We are intentionally not focusing this meeting on a specific theme and rather offer a large variety of session  to everybody's taste and interest using a bottom up approach. Reflecting Europe's large variety of different cultures that have to cope with each other in a permanent exchange of different ideas, we introduce a new kind of plenary lecture in this conference.  topic of the day will be covered by two speakers with either controversial or complementary viewpoints in order to solicit a lively discussion among the participants in the following sessions. We also encourage a transdisciplinary approach with natural and social scientists in one of the five keynote topics ("Future water shortage and sustainable water management: their implications for aquatic ecosystems").

Please join us January 25-30, 2009 in Nice for this exciting event. We invite you to participate through submissions to oral or poster sessions. Following the trend at our recent meetings, increasing emphasis is being placed on poster sessions with the goal of not increasing the number of concurrent oral sessions. Therefore poster sessions will be scheduled at times when there are no conflicts with other events.

The Program Committee is developing a scientific program that will cover all topics in aquatic sciences.  Please continue to check the conference web site for up-to-date information, and consult your program that will be posted on the web site approximately four to six weeks prior to the meeting.  A printed copy of the program will be handed out at the conference.

Abstracts of papers presented during the meeting will be published on the web site as well as archived on the ASLO website following the meeting. 

ASLO award talks will also be presented at this meeting.

Jean-Pierre Gattuso
Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer
E-mail: gattuso@obs-vlfr.fr

Peter Bossard
EAWAG
E-mail: peter.bossard@eawag.ch

Markus Weinbauer
Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-mer
E-mail: wein@obs-vlfr.fr