Science and Society

Early Career Opportunity – Amplifying Voices: ECRs Making Waves in Aquatic Sciences

The ASLO Early Career Committee is proud to announce the call for speakers for a new early career researcher (ECR) webinar series, “Amplifying Voices: ECRs making waves in aquatic sciences.” This series will focus on promoting the exciting work of early career aquatic scientists from underrepresented groups in our global community.  We welcome all ECR members to apply to present ...

Introducing the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Online Forum

ASLO has created an online forum focused on issues related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ). We hope the DEIJ Forum will be a safe space to facilitate conversations among our members on how to create a more diverse and inclusive scientific society that fosters a sense of belonging for all. Moderated by ASLO’s newest team member, Leslie Townsell ...

Your Voices Matter: New High Seas Treaty Presents a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Ocean Sciences

Please join The Peter Girguis Lab at Harvard University for an informational virtual consultation with the science community to discuss current negotiations regarding marine genetic resources in the UN High Seas Treaty.   Register for the workshop here.  The agenda and speaker lineup can be accessed here. Co-sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the International Council of Environmental Law, ...

ASLO Joins the UN Decade of Ocean Science as a ‘Nexus Organization’

The United Nations has declared the next ten years 2021-2030, the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.’ The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography has proudly joined together with other national and international society, academic, NGO, and industry groups to become a ‘nexus organization’ through the U.S. National Committee for the UN Decade, hosted by the National ...

ASLO Welcomes Leslie Townsell as its inaugural Race Relations Task Force Intern!

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce that Leslie Townsell has been selected as the inaugural Race Relations Task Force (RRTF) Intern! The ASLO Race Relations Task Force was formed last year to assist members in dismantling the barriers that exclude Black, Indigenous, and People of Color from the aquatic sciences and aims ...

Hope for Online Collaborations!

This last year has not been the best. If anything, that’s a total understatement. But at least it may have been the best time to start a program like LOREX with ASLO. Because the program is aimed at cultivating and developing international collaborations, LOREX was like having a cheat introduction on how to move your research online. Just before the ...

For and by the Global Science Community: Join a Crowdsourced Manuscript Studying River Corridor Organic Matter Chemistry

Interested in open science, big data, and/or organic matter in river ecosystems? Please join an effort to advance our knowledge of organic matter chemistry across global river corridors while further developing open science methods. Participation is open to scientists of all levels and disciplines who are excited about ecological principles and/or river corridor science. Participants will contribute to a globally ...

ASLO joins aquatic societies in urging Biden Administration to reinstate a science-based definition of Waters of the United States

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography has joined the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) in sending a letter to the Biden Administration urging a return to a science-based definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). In 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a new rule significantly narrowing the ...

#BlackinMarineScience Week

By Camille Gaynus The lack of diversity in STEM fields does not exist because of uninterest, but rather exclusionary barriers. The barriers that exclude Black people from science develop early. High drop off rates at each academic benchmark leave few Black scientist in leadership positions. The field of Marine Science only exemplifies the stats. Even though Black people make up ...

Aquatic Science Highlights in Ecology, Evolution, and Biology by People of Color

By Katie Harazin The EEB POC project seeks to share the work of POC scientists within Ecology, Evolution, and Biology. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, or any scientist of a race or ethnicity identifying as BIPOC. In this blog post, I’m going to highlight some aquatic science articles featured on the @EEB_POC feed. Keep in mind that ...
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