Program & Agenda

Workshops and Town Halls

Listed in chronological order.

Editors Forum

Date: Sunday, 5 June 2016   Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Location: Sweeney Ballroom B

Join ASLO staff, leadership, and ASLO publication editors for an open forum on new developments within their respective publications and a discussion of editorial objectives and future plans. An open question and answer session will follow. Light refreshments, wine, and soft drinks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

ASLO Policy Panel Discussion - Make it Matter: success stories from the science policy interface

Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2016   Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Location: Coronado/DeVargas

As environmental threats and pressures have increased, so has the awareness and interest in the aquatic science community in communicating science to the public and policy-makers. The need and desire for scientist engagement is there, but there’s no guidebook yet on how to MAKE IT MATTER. Therefore, let’s discuss examples of success in the science/policy interface.

Join the ASLO Public Policy Committee in a lunchtime discussion with aquatic scientists who’ve had success in influencing policy. Jon Sharp, emeritus Oceanography professor from the University of Delaware, will lead panelists in a discussion of their success stories, lessons learned and advice to scientists just getting started in the policy realm.

For more information about this event, contact Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications & Science; Editor, L&O Bulletin, at

NSF Funding Opportunities in Aquatic Sciences

Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2016   Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Location: Milagro/Kearny

The purpose of this town hall session is to provide information on the opportunities for research funding available at the NSF, to answer questions about proposal submission and the review process, and to receive comments and suggestions on how the Foundation can best serve the aquatic sciences. The focus will be on opportunities relevant to aquatic sciences supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Directorate for Geosciences, including cross-cutting programs such as Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems, Dimensions of Biodiversity, MacroSystems Biology, and Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water. Most of the event time will be reserved to address questions from participants.

For more information about this event, contact: Alan Tessier, National Science Foundation, at

Restoring Our Living Bond with Nature

Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2016   Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Milagro/Kearny

This workshop seeks to create a space for those who wish to reflect on our relationship with the living Earth and revise our ways of addressing environmental problems. Through the lens of the emerging field of ecopsychology, we will explore the evolution of the Western worldview and the forging of the modern self, which have affected everything from contemporary religion and psychology to politics and the environmental crisis.

For more information about this event, contact: Vincente Lopes, Texas State University. Please address inquiries to:

Schedule subject to change.