Online Media Library Subcommittee

The ASLO Online Media Library is a freely accessible public repository of images and videos related to the aquatic sciences, including anything from the depths of the ocean to freshwater lakes, from microscopic to large organisms, from our effect as humans on the environment to how we sample and observe the different habitats with our tools and instruments.

It captures the diversity of the aquatic realm and of the work carried out by numerous dedicated scientists throughout the world. In this continually growing database, students, teachers, scientists and the general public alike can choose from over 2,200 images to use and download as required for educational purposes.

The Online Media Library is handled by a sub-committee of the ASLO Education and Human Resources Super Committee and currently has the following members:

Eva-Maria Zetsche (Chair, to 12/21)
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research,

Lucas Brotz (to 12/20)
The University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre,

Jamie Pierson (to 12/19)
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science,

Colleen Durkin (to 12/19)
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California State University,

Feel free to get in touch about anything regarding Teaching and Mentoring Activities!


The images stored within the ASLO Online Media Library would not be available without the generous contributions made by numerous photographers, both ASLO members and non-members alike. We thank them for their willingness to share these incredible images and information for educational purposes.


We encourage all users of the Library to fill out a short online registration form. Click on the "Go to the Online Media Library" link, and then on the Register button. You can select your own user name and will receive a password. It only takes a minute or two, and only needs to be done once. Images donated by registered users will be shown along with their registration name. Registered users are also entitled to move, delete and edit their own images, can add any image in the Library to a "My Favorites" album for easy retrieval, and can comment on or ask questions about any image in the Library. Comments are forwarded by email to the image donor, provided that person is also registered.


Only registered users are allowed to upload images. Click on the "Go to the Online Media Library" link, then click on "Login" and enter your username and password to access the Online Media Library. If you don't have an Online Media Library login yet, please register.

Go to "Upload" and follow the steps to submit a new image.

When you have finished uploading images, you may log out of the Online Media Library. This is optional, but will prevent unauthorized access to your donated images.

All images will be reviewed by the ASLO Web Editor


Eva-Maria Zetsche
Committee Chair

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