Who We Are

This section includes information for educators and the interested public.  Articles include an explanation of the Earth's water resources; an introduction to "limnology" (the branch of the aquatic sciences that deals with freshwater); an introduction to what aquatic scientists do; resources for educators; and recommendations for scientifically accurate children's books about aquatic science and environments.

ASLO supports several very active blogs, including:
ASLO News, for news about ASLO and announcements of special interest to ASLO members;
LOREX, a series of articles written by participants in the Limnology and Oceanography Research EXchange program in which graduate students in US academic institutions conduct research in other countries;
Science and Society focuses on articles about education, policy, and outreach;
Publications, a series of articles written by the Editors of the ASLO publications; and
RCEF Blog, a series of articles about writing and publishing written by the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows.

ASLO began over 80 years ago!  It traces its roots to the Limnological Society of America (LSA), which was established in 1936. In 1948, the LSA merged with the Oceanographic Society of the Pacific to become the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, renamed in 2011 to the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography to better reflect its increasingly international nature.   In this section, you can learn all about ASLO, its mission and goals, and its many activities supported by teams of volunteers.

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