A Pilgrimage Through Global Aquatic Sciences

June 19-24, 2005 · Santiago de Compostela, Spain

An international team of aquatic scientists led by our Spanish co-chairs, the organizers of the ASLO 2005 Summer Meeting, have made every effort to render this a memorable event, producing an exciting scientific program that will address emerging issues and new developments in aquatic sciences while acclimatizing the meeting attendees to the cultural environment, providing attendees with multiple opportunities to enjoy Santiago de Compostela and the idiosyncrasy of Spanish culture and the Spanish way of life.

The Sunday opening session by ASLO President, Jonathan J. Cole, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will be followed by a welcome mixer reception. Plenary lectures and poster and oral sessions will be held throughout the week. Daily conference events will be held at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia and Puerta del Camino Hotel, the venues of the meeting.

Several Spanish Institutions are expected to sponsor the meeting:

  • Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain
  • Consellería de Innovación, Industria y Comercio. Xunta de Galicia
  • Universidad de Vigo
  • Concello de Santiago de Compostela
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Bookmark now 19-24 June 2005 for your participation in ASLO’s 2005 meeting in Santiago de Compostela!

Carlos M. Duarte, IMEDEA, CSIC, Mallorca, Spain (cduarte@uib.es) and Emilio Fernández, Unviersidad de Vigo, Spain (esuarez@uvigo.es), Conference co-chairs.

NEW! - Presentation upload service is now available. Please see the Presentation Upload Instructions for more details.

CLOSED - The Sunday tour of Costa da Monte is full.

NEW! - The 2005 Summer Meeting Program is now available for download in the files section.

IMPORTANT! - On-site registration will be available during conference hours according to the meeting schedule. Please note payment must be payable in US Dollars only. You may download a registration form in the files section.

NEW! - The meeting schedule has been updated.

NEW! - Regional Government Elections, Sunday, 19 June 2005 - The regional government has called for regional elections on Sunday, 19 June 2005. ASLO participants will most likely see local constituents in Santiago standing in queues in various buildings to vote. The elections will take place in several venues, as well as the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia, but will not interfere with the ASLO 2005 Summer Meeting events.

NEW! - Please read a new message from the co-chairs!

NEW! - A major update to the conference web site has been posted (05/.11/05). New information is available on the plenary talks, conference events, student information, exhibitors, and presenter information.

NEW! - Additional information about Santiago:

  • Santiago de Compostela Airport
    Lavacolla International Airport, which is Galicia’s Busiest with International and Intercontinental connections, is 12 kilometres from the centre of Santiago. There is a regular bus service during the day, as well as a Taxi service, connecting the Airport with the City.
  • Santiago de Compostela Train Station
    There are two direct Trains everyday to Madrid (Talgo and Express) and one to Bilbao. There are also daily connections (changing trains once) to Barcelona, Hendaya, and Paris and practically all of Spain’s main destinations.
  • Santiago de Compostela Bus Station
    The Bus Station is centrally located and is very near the Regional Government’s Administrative Buildings (Xunta de Galicia). Different Local, Regional and National Transport companies connect Santiago with Galicia’s main towns, Portugal, Madrid, Barcelona, and Bilbao. The high frequency of buses also makes it easy to link with other means of transport to travel throughout Europe.

ADDED - You may now search the conference abstracts by last name or keyword.

NEW! - Session Schedules at a Glance are now available for download in the files section.

NEW! - Daily session schedules are now posted. Please check the drop down menu or go directly to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. You may also browse the session list and click on the session title to see the schedule.

CANCELLED - The following activities have been cancelled: the One Day Tour on Friday, 24, June 2005 the dinner at the Pazo Vista Alegre on Wednesday, 22, June 2005, and the half-day tours of Santiago.

NEW! - Contact information for the covention center is now available on the Contact page..

NEW! - Rooms at Monte do Gozo are no longer available.

NEW! - An updated schedule is now available..

IMPORTANT! - Hotel accommodations for the meeting are being filled at an incredible rate. There are no more accommodations available at the following hotels: Hostal Mexico, Husa Universal, Husa Ciudad de Compostela Husa Santiago Apostol, and Tryp San Lazaro. A new hotel has been added, the Gran Hotel Santiago. Please see the Hotel Information page for details.

NEW! Abstract submission is now closed. (February 2, 2005).

NEW! Doris Soto, Instituto de Acuicultura, Universidad Austral de Chile-Puerto Montt has been added as a Plenary Speaker and will present Aquaculture of XXI Century And Its Challenges For Aquatic Sciences and Ecosystem Management.

NEW! Information is now available about traveling to Spain and Spanish culture.


Summary of Deadlines for ASLO 2005 Summer Meeting

1 February 2005   Abstract Submission Deadline
Student Travel Grant Application Deadline
March 2005   Authors Notified
April 2005   Meeting Schedule Posted on Web site
Student Travel Grant Recipients Notified
May 2005   Program Available to ASLO Members and Meeting Participants
19-24 June 2005   Meeting

For More Information

For more information on the ASLO 2005 Summer Meeting, please contact:

Helen Schneider Lemay
Registration Coordinator and Meeting Manager
ASLO Business Office
5400 Bosque Boulevard, Suite 680
Waco, Texas 76710-4446
Phone: 254-399-9635, Toll-Free: 800-929-ASLO
Fax: 254-776-3767
E-mail: business@aslo.org

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