Global Challenges Facing Oceanography and Limnology

June 4-9 · Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Sponsored by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Co-sponsored by the American Fisheries Society, the Aquatic Plant Management Society, the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae and the Society of Canadian Limnologists.

The ASLO 2006 organizing committee encourages you to join us in the beauty of Victoria and invites your participation in a meeting that will provide a forum for researchers to discuss and present Global Challenges Facing Oceanography and Limnology.

There will be a planned plenary lecture and ASLO award recipient talk held Monday through Friday mornings and will be followed by a networking coffee break. Additional coffee breaks, poster sessions and receptions are scheduled to provide other opportunities to make professional connections in a social setting.

The conference events will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre and the adjoining Fairmont Empress Hotel, plus informal conversations and discussions following the meeting can be continued at various meeting places throughout the city. Please make plans to join us in Victoria!

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UPDATE! Additional rooms are now available at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.  This is the headquarter hotel for the meeting and connects directly with the Victoria Conference Centre.

NEW! A draft of the Meeting Program is availabe for preview. This document contains the latest information on the meeting inm Victoria, all of the session schedule assignments (including date and location), maps of the conference center and downtown victoria as well as an index of authors. Please visit the files section to downlaod this preview.

Message from the Co-chairs

On behalf of the organizing committee, we welcome you to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, for an outstanding forum on Global Challenges in Oceanography and Limnology. ASLO has again chosen to host this meeting outside the USA as a means of Advancing the Science of Limnology and Oceanography internationally. Not only does the science focus on global themes, but the conference will be attended by over 1100 scientists from Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as North America. Together with the co-sponsoring societies, our aim is to present and discuss recent advances in research on global challenges to aquatic environments, including climate change, ecosystem structure and function, linkages among systems, methods to achieve or maintain healthy water, improved management of aquatic resources, and emerging challenges in science, technology and communication.

We are particularly excited about the breath of the plenary talks and the research highlights to be presented by the current ASLO award recipients. Furthermore, we have an excellent range of tutorial and contributed talks and have expanded the role of poster sessions in facilitating collegial interactions. Through these formal presentations, as well as the opportunities to interact with friends, colleagues and new acquaintances, we hope that you will be challenged, stimulated and inspired.

As co-chairs of this event, we wish to take this time to personally thank all the members of the organizing committee for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm. We especially wish to thank the extraordinary work of the ASLO Business Office, particularly Helen Schneider Lemay, in making this event run so smoothly.

Welcome to Victoria! We hope you enjoy the conference and this beautiful city!

Pat Glibert and Peter Leavitt,
Conference co-chairs

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

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