2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting Session Nominations

ASLO is returning to Europe!

The Aquatic Sciences Meeting will be held on February 22-27, 2015, at the Congress and Exhibition Centre in Granada, Spain. This meeting in Granada will further contribute to the international development of ASLO by bringing together a diverse group of participants at a site where many cultures have engaged through the centuries. The meeting theme is "Aquatic Sciences: Global and Regional Perspectives – North Meets South".

We are calling for proposals for special sessions of timely and general topics that will interest a broad audience. We are especially interested in special sessions on global and regional patterns of aquatic systems in the diverse northern and southern inland water biomes and oceanographic provinces emphasizing both similarities and differences. This theme represents a critical scientific challenge as our discipline moves to understand and confront human accelerated environmental change. We anticipate Granada will be attractive to Latin American, African and Middle Eastern scientists who will contribute to the dialogue about environmental change in aquatic systems at global and regional scales. Organizers of special sessions should consider engaging colleagues from these regions.

Session proposals should identify two co-chairs and include an informative title and a short description of the session (see details below). One of the session co-chairs will be identified as the session’s contact for the Organizing Committee.

Sessions should not be too narrow in scope; sessions with a broader appeal and more submissions may receive priority. The session presentation format may be poster, or both oral and poster. The presentation type will be determined by the Organizing Committee after abstracts have been received. We strongly encourage proposals for poster-only sessions. Poster sessions will be designed for maximum attendance.

IMPORTANT: Session chairs and co-chairs are responsible for coordinating the evaluation of student oral and poster presentations for their session.

Before You Start!

Before you fill out the submission form, you may want to search for similar sessions already proposed for the upcoming meeting. Please click on the link below to go to a search form. You will be asked to provide one or more keywords, or you can list all submitted sessions.

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Guidelines for Session Nominations

Session nominations must be submitted using the form at the bottom of this page. Two co-chairs who plan to attend the meeting are required. Session titles must be shorter than 255 characters. Session descriptions must be 200 words or less and should be broad enough to include all interested researchers, regardless of affiliation or funding sources.

Submission Deadline

Session nominations must be submitted online by 23:59 (any time zone, wherever you are), 10 May 2014.

Thank You!

Thank you very much for your interest in participating in the Aquatic Sciences Meeting by suggesting a session. As you probably know, sessions form a large part of the structure of our meetings, and the Organizing Committee relies upon individuals to come forward with ideas for the best and most exciting topics. The Committee will review the submitted suggestions and develop a meeting plan that incorporates these ideas. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

Submission Form

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*Enter a short suggested title for your nominated session. (< 255 char)
*Enter your best estimate of the number of attendees, based on your knowledge of the topic and of individuals who would be interested.
*Describe your nominated session in one paragraph (200 words maximum).
*Select the FIVE most important words in your session description, and enter them in the spaces below. All five words must appear in the session description exactly as typed below. You may enter variations on each word on the same line, separated by spaces (e.g. "microbe microbes microbial"). Please think carefully about the words you choose. They will help the meeting organizers sort sessions, and will help others to search for sessions of interest. Jargon should be avoided.
After you click on SUBMIT, your nomination for a session will be stored for review by the Organizing Committee.
We may be contacting you during March 15-April 23 to discuss your submission for clarity, or for possible amalgamation with other suggested sessions.
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