Meeting Sponsors

American Society of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO)

The purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.

For more than 50 years, ASLO has been the leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. ASLO traces its roots to the Limnological Society of America (LSA), which was established in 1936 to further interest and research in limnological science. While the LSA had members working in both freshwater and marine systems, the name did not reflect this diversity until 1948 when the Oceanographic Society of the Pacific merged with the LSA to become the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. ASLO is incorporated as a nonstock (non-profit) corporation in the State of Wisconsin. Membership in the society is presently more than 3,800 members. Members are drawn from 58 countries including the United States, and more than a quarter of the members reside outside the U.S.

Web site: http://www.aslo.org
Membership application: https://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/membership/newmember.asp

Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL)

The Society of Canadian Limnologists/Société canadienne de limnologie (SCL) is the Canadian Chapter of SIL, the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. The role of SCL is to offer a Canadian forum to discuss limnological research and issues, to promote aquatic research in Canada, and to support the integration of young Canadian limnologists in the research community. SCL organizes an annual meeting jointly with CCFFR, the Canadian Conference For Fisheries Research. This meeting is held in early January, and its location alternates between the western provinces, Ontario/Québec and the maritimes. SCL has a strong commitment to student participation at these meetings and offers travel awards to offset costs of student attendance.

Web site: http://uregina.ca/~scl/
Membership application: http://uregina.ca/~scl/members-application.htm

North American Benthological Society (NABS)

The North American Benthological Society (NABS) is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote better understanding of the biotic communities of lake and stream bottoms and their role in aquatic ecosystems, by providing media and disseminating new investigation results, new interpretations, and other benthological information to aquatic biologists and to the scientific community at large. The Society was founded as the Midwest Benthological Society by 13 charter members at Havana, Illinois, in the spring of 1953.

Membership is open to anyone, regardless of residence, who is interested in benthic communities and their role in aquatic ecosystems.

North American Benthological Society members receive a the Journal of the North American Benthological Society Online and may purchase a paper subscription. Members also get access to a bulletin three times per year, an annual Bibliography of Current Benthological Literature, and an occasional Membership Directory.

Web site: http://www.benthos.org
Membership application: http://www.benthos.org/AboutNABS/join.htm

Supporters

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is a Crown Corporation with a mandate to deliver reliable, least cost energy to residents and industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Hydro Group’s installed generating capacity, 7,289 megawatts (MW) is the fourth largest of all utility companies in Canada and Hydro is the province’s major energy provider. Every year, Hydro generates and transmits over 80 per cent of the electrical energy consumed by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians – over 6,487 GWh of energy in 2004. Hydro also distributes power directly to 35,000 customers in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Web site: http://www.nlh.nl.ca

City of St. John's

Come discover one of the oldest cities in North America. A city unlike any other. Cradled in a harbour carved from granite. Surrounded by hills running down to the ocean. Quaint side streets of a thousand colours. Friendly faces wait to greet you. Where old and new, city and nature, live as neighbours. Come take a journey to the City of Legends.

Web site: http://www.stjohns.ca/index.jsp

Hydro-Quebec EM-1 Project

Since 2005, dozen of Scientifics from majors universities are working in the North of Quebec to measure greenhouse gases emitted from a reservoir and to determine their influence on the climate change.

For the first time, a project is aiming, with rigorous scientific methods, at determining the net GHG emissions from a hydroelectric reservoir shortly after the impoundment.  In a sustainable development approach, a better understanding of the phenomenon at hand, will allow the development of energy source that preserved the fragile equilibrium of our blue planet.

Web site: http://www.eastmain1.org

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