Call for Session Proposals

After two successful meetings in Spain (Santiago de Compostela, 2005 and Granada, 2015), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Sciences Meeting returns to Spain! This time, the ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences Meeting will have a Mediterranean Island setting, in the jewel city of Palma (Mallorca), offering a wealth of cultural and historical heritage, beautiful sceneries, perfect climate, and gastronomical experience. The meeting will be in the newly-built Palau de Congressos de Palma (Congress Palace of Palma), located in front of the sea and close to the old city wall and the magnificent cathedral.

Aquatic Sciences for a Sustainable Future: Nurturing Cooperation

Following the pressing needs of the society to ensure a sustainable future, amidst human-influenced environmental changes, the theme of the meeting is Aquatic Sciences for a Sustainable Future: Nurturing Cooperation. Underdeveloped and developed societies face different levels of sustainability problems in aquatic resources and have contrasting capacities to address and adapt to upcoming changes and threats, which makes cooperation paramount for an efficient and increasing exchange of information to find long-term sustainable solutions. Dialogue among scientists, as well as transfer of knowledge for the benefit of the society, are very important in addressing sustainability challenges. To provide a venue for this exchange, we will incorporate the theme into the plenary sessions: The future of seafood resources and the role of cooperation; Restoration of aquatic ecosystems, in line with the United Nations Decade of Restoration; Carbon dynamics in lakes and rivers; Past and future of ocean circulation and its role for the climate system; Linking the health of the oceans to humans; Remote sensing and large scale detection; Integrated management of aquatic resources.

COVID-19 Statement

We hope to be able to meet in person in sunny and safe Palma de Mallorca but please know that ASLO will continue to assess the COVID-19 global situation. Every effort will be made to meet in person for summer 2021 but should that not be possible, we will provide information and guidance for best possible alternatives.

Call for Sessions

With this exciting program, we would like to invite you to propose special sessions in line with the theme of the meeting. There will also be contributed sessions, which will cover major themes in limnology and oceanography such as biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, biodiversity, as well as other topics.

We invite you to submit your session proposals for the ASLO ASM 2021 Meeting by midnight, U.S. Central Time / 05:00 Greenwich Mean Time, 1 October 2020. Proposals should include the following information:

  • Identify at least one co-organizer, but you may add up to four (at least one must be a member of ASLO);
  • Include an informative session title;
  • Enter your best estimate of the number of attendees, based on your knowledge of the topic and of individuals who would be interested:
  • Include a short (500 word) session description;
  • Indicate the desired format (talks/posters/both);
  • Include four to five potential speakers;
  • Indicate up to five key words;

Be submitted by the 1 October 2020 deadline via the online submission form

All speakers must register for the meeting, submit an abstract, and pay all fees when registration becomes available.

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