Virtual ASLO Awards Reception Held on 1 Dec!

Adrienne Sponberg

Virtual ASLO Awards Reception Held on 1 Dec!

ASLO honored the 2020 Awardees – 2020 Style! While we were able to present two of our awards in person at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in February, most of our 2020 award winners have not yet officially received their awards. We still hope to present the awards to them in Spain, but we couldn’t let the year come to an end without raising a glass in their honor. So, we …

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Julia Mullarney named Deputy Editor for Limnology & Oceanography

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce that Julia Mullarney will join the ASLO editorial team as Deputy Editor for Limnology & Oceanography (L&O). Mullarney has served as Associate Editor for L&O since 2019 and has been an active ASLO member since 2012. Julia’s appointment from the established, experienced ranks of L&O Associate Editors was approved by the ASLO Board following the recommendation …

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Scientists from Two Continents Are Now Working Together to Improve the Health of the African Great Lakes

By Sumeep Bath, Communications Manager, IISD Experimental Lakes Area  Admittedly, it hasn’t been the summer we expected or planned for at IISD Experimental Lakes Area—the world’s freshwater laboratory—but we made sure that the core monitoring of our lakes and ongoing research was maintained, and that our community stayed safe. There was also some good news to celebrate. The International Institute for Sustainable Development and the African Center for Aquatic Research …

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Online Conversations for Equity, Action, and Networking in Marine Sciences (OCEAN)

Guest post by Kelly Luis OCEAN is a webinar series committed to amplifying early-career Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) working in marine environments. OCEAN is a pilot initiative hosted by the School for the Environment Graduate Student Anti-Racism Taskforce at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and is funded by Woods Hole Sea Grant. The OCEAN webinar series invites early-career BIPOC in New England to present the fullness of their …

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Creating a socially just science

1 June 2020 “While current protests are focused on law enforcement, ASLO acknowledges that the scientific community has a history of racial inequality. Further, our efforts to promote diversity and build inclusiveness, while a core value, are far from complete. Can we envision a richer, more equal scientific community? Can we act to advance positive change? These are the questions we confront and words alone are insufficient to resolve. We …

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COVID-19 Update from ASLO President

ASLO is an organization that crosses borders to bring together a global community of aquatic scientists. The COVID-19 epidemic is disrupting but not stopping our efforts. I write to update you on ASLO actions, and to assure you that as your professional association, we are here to support you. In that context let me start by wishing you well with hopes that you, your family, and your colleagues are remaining …

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ASLO-SFS Meeting in Madison Cancelled

To the ASLO Community: Given the rapidly escalating situation regarding COVID-19 and the state of Wisconsin’s moratorium on gatherings of 10 or more people, our societies have made the difficult decision to cancel the ASLO-SFS Meeting scheduled for June. While we have been looking forward to this event for years, our primary concern is the health and safety of our members. We deeply regret having to cancel the meeting but …

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ASLO Signs Letter Opposing Potential Trump Executive Order

by Teresa L. Curto, ASLO Executive Director; Mike Pace, ASLO President; Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science   This week, ASLO joined over 125 scientific societies and journal publishers to respond to a rumored forthcoming Trump Administration executive order that would make all papers produced by federally funded research freely available upon publication. If implemented, this would completely eliminate the current 12-month embargo period whereby papers are behind a paywall. …

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Writing Effective Abstracts and Summaries Webinar

by Adrienne Sponberg   One of my favorite things about ASLO is the way the society values participation by early career researchers and students (watch for an upcoming post on this!). This month, two of our programs for early career students collaborated on a recent webinar. The webinar was sponsored by the NSF-funded Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program. LOREX provides training in international research collaboration for graduate students. …

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