A wealth of topics will be discussed at the meeting, many stemming from key areas of importance to the area itself at this crucial time – the role of science at the center of all economic, societal and environmental recovery and development efforts, studies on renewable energy, environmental sustainability, clean water, and rebuilding and maintaining terrestrial ecosystems.
Science and innovative problem-solving are keys to creating a better and more resilient world, and this speaks truth to the residents of Puerto Rico. While ASLO’s meeting in San Juan will benefit Puerto Rico for the short-term, the outcomes of the ASLO 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting can impact the island for the long-term. This presents an excellent opportunity for ASLO to showcase how they are doing their part to train scientists in communication to the public and to teach effective research skills to future generations. As with all ASLO meetings, organized activities will be available that will allow participants to use culturally-relevant projects and strategies to make science more engaging.
The scientific program will take place Sunday, 24 February, through Friday, 1 March. The full meeting dates are set Saturday, 23 February, to Saturday, 2 March, to allow meeting participants to take part in educational activities, volunteer opportunities, and culturally relevant events that will focus on environmental and ecosystem restoration as well as the resilience of the land.
The Call for Abstracts will be posted in mid-September 2018. The abstract submission deadline is 22 October 2018 (Central Standard Time) at 11:59 PM.
Abstracts of papers presented during the meeting will be available on the meeting website. Abstracts also will be archived following the meeting. ASLO no longer publishes an abstract book.
RESTORATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Educational activities and volunteer opportunities will be offered that focus on environmental and ecosystem restoration following last year’s devastation to the island due to Hurricane Maria. These activities are planned on the Saturday prior to and the Saturday following the meeting. Details on each activity will provided soon. If you are interested in signing up to participate in one of the activities, please indicate your interest on the form when you register. Please make sure that you plan your travel to and from the meeting accordingly to allow time to participate.
For more information, please see the outreach activities page.
ASLO thanks the following organizations for supporting the 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting:
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