For more than 50 years, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
(ASLO) has been a leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science, working to provide for their needs at all phases of professional development. ASLO is best known for its highly rated research journals, its interdisciplinary meetings and its special symposia. The society supports increasingly important programs in public education and outreach and public policy. It strives to encourage student participation and to increase opportunities for minorities in the aquatic sciences.
The COSEE Network works with ASLO to promote understanding of the importance of the ocean and lakes to life on Earth, and to share that knowledge with general public and decision-makers.