2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting Call for Special Session Proposals

ASLO is returning to the Big Easy for the first time since 1990! The Aquatic Sciences Meeting will be held on February 17-22, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Situated at the junction between the Mississippi River and the Gulf, the city of New Orleans is an ideal location to celebrate aquatic sciences. Under the theme “Learning for the Future,” the meeting will bring together scientists, engineers, students, educators, policy makers and other stake holders to learn from the past and look to the future of aquatic sciences.

We are calling for proposals for special sessions. Proposals should address broad and timely topics that will interest a broad audience. In an effort to promote dialogs across disciplinary boundaries, we move away from the traditional separation of “research” vs. “non-research” sessions. Instead, we encourage the inclusion of both research and non-research presentations within sessions. “Non-research” would apply to both policy and education presentations. Sessions that encourage presentations that include both research and non-research aspects are especially desired.

We kindly remind colleagues planning a GEOTRACES Special Session to contact the International Project Office in advance.

Session proposals must be submitted online by 23:59 U.S. Central Daylight Time, April 30, 2012, to

Proposals should include the following information:

• Session title
• Name(s) of session organizer(s), affiliation(s) and contact methods
• Session format: talks/posters/both, or others
• Brief synopsis of the session

Proposals will be reviewed by co-chairs and the scientific committee. Proposers will be notified of the decision in May 2012.

For more information, please contact:

Helen Schneider Lemay
ASLO Business Office
5400 Bosque Boulevard, Suite 680
Waco, Texas 76710-4446
e-mail: business@aslo.org
phone: 800-929-ASLO or 1-254-399-9635

2013ASM co-chairs:

Deidre Gibson, Hampton University
Hans-Peter Grossart, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Kam Tang, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

2013ASM Scientific Committee:

Adrian Burd, University of Georgia
Volker Bruchert, Stockholm University
Robert Chen, UMass- Boston
Nicole Cormier, US Geological Survey
Claudio DiBacco, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Allison Fong, University of Hawaii
Dionne Hoskins, NOAA
Rebecca Klaper, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Carl Lamborg, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Miroslav Macek, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Laura Murray, University of Maryland
Qinglong Wu, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology