For more than 60 years, ASLO has been the leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. The purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.

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5400 Bosque Boulevard, Suite 680 , Waco , TX 76710-4446 USA

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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Science and Research
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

What is ASLO?
The purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends.

For more than 60 years, ASLO has been the leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. ASLO traces its roots to the Limnological Society of America (LSA), which was established in 1936 to further interest and research in limnological science. While the LSA had members working in both freshwater and marine systems, the name did not reflect this diversity until 1948 when the Oceanographic Society of the Pacific merged with the LSA to become the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. ASLO is incorporated as a nonstock (non-profit) corporation in the State of Wisconsin. Membership in the society is presently more than 4,300 members. Members are drawn from 58 countries including the United States, and more than a quarter of the members reside outside the U.S. In 2011, ASLO members voted to change its name to the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, reflecting the increasingly international nature of the society.

What does ASLO do?
ASLO is best known for its journals and its interdisciplinary meetings. In recent years, the society has developed programs in public education and outreach, public policy, and professional development. It has also sponsored programs to encourage student interaction and to increase opportunities for minorities in the aquatic sciences.

Public Policy
ASLO maintains a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and through its membership interacts with policy decisions in other nations when these policy decisions affect either resources available to do aquatic research or stewardship of aquatic resources. Although member efforts in policy are strictly voluntary, they are strongly encouraged and organized through the web and e-mail.

How can I join?
Anyone interested in the aquatic sciences is welcome to join the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. There are several options available for subscribing to the society's journals in print and electronic format. Choose the option that best suits your needs. Refer to the New Member Information Page for more information!

The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) traces its roots to the Limnological Society of America (LSA), which was established in 1936 to further interest and research in limnological science. The society was an outgrowth of the meetings and discussions of the National Research Council's Committee on Aquaculture during the previous decade (Lauff, G.H. 1963. A history of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Pp. 667-682 in, (D.G. Frey, ed.) Limnology in North America. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison).

While the LSA had members working in both freshwater and marine systems, the name did not reflect this until 1948 when the Oceanographic Society of the Pacific merged with the LSA to become the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. ASLO is incorporated as a nonstock (non-profit) corporation in the State of Wisconsin. Membership in the society has grown from 221 charter members in 1936 to more than 4300 members in 2014. Members are drawn from 58 countries including the United States, and more than a quarter of the membership reside outside the U.S.