Conference Events

Registration
Dates: Sunday, 19 June 2005: 16:00 – 21:00
Monday, 20 June 2005: 08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, 21 June 2005 through Thursday, 23 June 2005: 08:00 – 19:00
Friday, 24 June 2005: 08:00 – 14:00
Location: Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

Presidential Science Address
Date: Sunday, 19 June 2005
Time: 18:00 - 18:45
Location: Santiago Hall - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

For more information please see the Plenary Speakers page.

Eulogy to Dr. Robert Wetzel
Date: Sunday, 19 June 2005
Time: 18:45 – 19:00
Location: Santiago Hall - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

For more information please see the Plenary Speakers page.

Opening Welcome Mixer Reception
Date: Sunday, 19 June 2005
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Location: Main Foyer Areas - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

An opening welcome mixer reception will be held on Sunday, 19 June, at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia. In addition to the reception, the conference registration area will be open so you can check-in for the meeting at this time.

Conference Opening Ceremony
Date: Monday, 20 June 2005
Time: 09:30 – 10:15
Location: Santiago Hall - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

Plenary Addresses and Award Talks
Date: Tuesday, 21 June - Thursday, 23 June 2005, and Friday, 24 June 2005
Time: 09:00 – 10:10 (09:00 – 09:40 on Friday)
Location: Santiago Hall - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

Extended coffee break will follow each plenary session. ASLO award recipient talks and plenary addresses are planned Tuesday through Thursday, and following the presentations will be the Poster Sessions and Exhibits coffee service. On Friday, the plenary address will be followed by a coffee service to allow attendees to discuss the points of the address further.

For more information please see the Plenary Speakers page.

Poster Sessions I, II, and III
Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2005 through Thursday, 23 June 2005
Time: 10:10 – 12:10
Location: Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

Poster sessions will take place in the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia throughout the week after the Plenary Addresses each morning and will include coffee service.

Receptions
Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2005 through Thursday, 23 June 2005
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Location: Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

Scientific Committee on Oceanographic Research (SCOR) Working Group 126 on Role of Viruses in Marine Ecosystems Kick-Off Meeting
Date: Monday, 20 June 2005
Time: 13:45 – 15:00
Location: Palacio de Congresos – Room #15/16, Break-out Room #7

SCOR is the leading non-governmental organization for the promotion and coordination of international oceanographic activities. SCOR science activities focus on promoting international cooperation in planning and conducting oceanographic research, and solving methodological and conceptual problems that hinder research. Among the planned tasks in WG 126 are:

  • Coordinate data collection to assess the role of viruses in different water masses.
  • Assess the methodological limitations of the techniques available for quantifying the virus-mediated mortality of microorganisms (eukaryotes and prokaryotes) and their impact on carbon and nutrient cycling, and make recommendations for the best available approaches to study viruses and viral processes in the sea.
  • Establish and maintain a Web site as a forum that can be used by the "viral community" for exchange of data and ideas and future plans.
  • Write a "definitive" textbook on Methods in Marine Virology.

It is the aim of the aim of the kick-off meeting to start planning and organizing these tasks in more detail.

ASLO-SIL Discussion on Future Cooperation
Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2005
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Location: Palacio de Congresos – Obradoiro Hall, Break-out Room #3

The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and the International Society for Theoretical and Applied Limnology (SIL) have much in common. They are the two largest scientific societies in the world with a major interest in the study of inland waters. While the missions, compositions and governance of these two societies are quite different; much good could come from some greater synergism and coordination between these two societies and with other regional societies. This meeting is designed to explore the areas of intersection between SIL, ASLO and other limnological societies (for example, the Brazilian Limnological Society, the Canadian Limnological Society, etc.) to see what we can do collectively that would benefit limnological science and the condition of inland waters.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Town Hall Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2005
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Location: Palacio de Congresos – Room #8/9, Break-out Room #4

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF, www.moore.org) is a non-profit organization that has recently launched a 10 year/$145M initiative in marine microbiology. There are four components to the initiative; single investigator awards, high impact science, interdisciplinary research, and undergraduate research fellows. Though GBMF does not accept unsolicited proposals, we are soliciting community input for our high impact research activities. Community input at the Ocean Research Conference held in February 2004, resulted in the Marine Microbial Genome Sequencing Project (www.moore.org/micorgenome). We are open to suggestions for similar, large-scale activities of direct benefit to the marine microbiological community. All are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. Please contact Lita Proctor via e-mail at Lita.Proctor@moore.org for more information on this town hall session.

Field Trip - One Day Tour
Date: Sunday, 19 June 2005
Price per person is €32 EUR (approx. $40 USD, lunch not included).

Spend the day on a guided tour to the westernmost coastal region of continental Europe: Costa da Morte (Noia-Muros-Carnota-Finisterre). You will have an opportunity to visit several medieval Fisher villages on the Costa da Morte - Coast of Death – also called Finisterre- Finis terrae - where the world finishes.

The price is based on a group of 20 persons minimum and includes VAT. The field trip may be cancelled up to three days prior to the tour. Contact the ASLO Business Office at business@aslo.org by 19 May 2005, if you are interested in attending.

Additional Conference Events and Organized Activities

Cathedral Services
Date: Monday, 20 June 2005
Time: 19:30
Location: Romanesque Cathedral

Service at the Romanesque Cathedral with incense "Botafumeiro," and accompaniment of a pipe-organist will be performing for the duration of the visit. Admission is free of charge to participants. Buses will begin boarding at 19:00 in front of the conference centre.

   
 
           
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