The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography is an international aquatic sciences society that was founded in 1936. For 80 years, it has been the leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science.
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. With almost 4,000 members worldwide, the society has earned an outstanding reputation, and is best known for its journals, its interdisciplinary meetings, and its special symposia.
While the LSA had members working in both freshwater and marine systems, the name did not reflect this 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 non-stock (non-profit) corporation in the State of Wisconsin.
Membership in the society has grown from 221 LSA charter members in 1936 to roughly 3500 ASLO members today, of whom 1400 are now drawn from countries other than the United States. In 2011, ASLO members voted to change its name to the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, reflecting the increasingly international nature of the society.
Learn more at https://aslo.org.