2000 Ocean Sciences Meeting

January 24-28, 2000
(Monday through Friday)
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

General Information


The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), with over 3,800 members worldwide, has advanced the interest of aquatic scientists for more than 50 years, and continues to build on its tradition of providing an outstanding journal, meetings that transcend the traditional disciplinary boundaries, and activities that unify and foster the aquatic sciences.

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a society of over 35,000 members with the purpose of advancing progress in the Earth, atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, and space and planetary sciences. AGU is dedicated to fostering high-quality scientific research, disseminating the results of that research, enhancing educational opportunities in science, and encouraging international cooperation in geophysics.

10th Biennial Meeting

Join your colleagues in celebrating the 10th Ocean Sciences Meeting which returns to San Antonio, Texas, site of the very first Ocean Sciences Meeting in 1982! This will also be the first gathering of those in the ocean sciences field in the new millennium!

The 2000 Ocean Sciences Meeting will offer 5 days of scientific programming, beginning Monday, January 24, through Friday, January 28. Registration and the opening reception are scheduled for the evening of Sunday, January 23.

Scientific sessions will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This is the first time the meeting will be held in a convention center.

San Antonio

San Antonio's history, dating back to 1718, and Spanish heritage combine to form its cultural centerpiece. The Alamo, missions, La Villita, Market Square/El Mercado, and the River Walk, with its emerald green waters, sidewalk cafes, lush landscaping, hotels, and shops make San Antonio the number one tourist destination in Texas. Hemisfair Park and the Tower of the Americas are reminders of the 1968 World's Fair when San Antonio hosted this exciting event. Nearby attractions include Sea World of Texas and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Come feel the excitement and join in the fun!

Hotel Information

Special hotel rates for the meeting have been obtained at the following hotels:

The Hilton Hotel is closest to the Convention Center. Other hotels are within walking distance. Information on the hotels with rates will be published in September 1999. It will be important that you reserve housing promptly to ensure that you receive the special rates.

Something for Everyone

In addition to providing an exciting scientific program and excellent networking opportunities, the 2000 Ocean Sciences Meeting will offer these benefits:


This meeting is designed specifically to meet the needs of oceanographers, limnologists, meteorologists, hydrologists, and scientists working in related areas. Subdisciplines for this meeting are

You may contribute to the success of this meeting by submitting an abstract and attending the meeting. Contributed papers in the following areas, and any related topics, are encouraged:

Don't miss this chance to attend scientific sessions targeting your specific needs and interests and to meet with your colleagues to review the latest developments in your field.

Special Sessions

Special sessions approved by the Program Cochairs are now available. Special sessions are listed in two categories: General Ocean Sciences and Education.

This meeting will cover topics in all areas of ocean sciences. In addition to these special sessions, other sessions will be developed by the Program Committee, and therefore contributed abstracts on any ocean sciences-related topic are encouraged.

Program Committee


Linda E. Duguay, University of Southern California, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Sciences, AHF 209, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371 USA, Phone: +1-213-821-1335, Fax: +1-213-740-5936, E-mail: duguay@wrigley.usc.edu


Louis Legendre, Departement de biologie, Universite Laval, Quebec, QC G1K 7P4 Canada, Phone: +1-418-656-5788, Fax: +1-418-656-2339, E-mail: louis.legendre@bio.ulaval.ca


John M. Bane, Jr., Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 USA, Phone: +1-919-962-0172, Fax: +1-919-962-1254, E-mail: bane@marine.unc.edu

Jim Bauer, School of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, P.O. Box 1346, Route 1208, Gloucester Point, VA 23062 USA, Phone: +1-804-684-7136, Fax: +1-804-684-7250, E-mail: bauer@vims.edu

Ken Denman, Institute of Ocean Sciences, 9860 West Saanich Road, PO Box 6000, Sidney, BC V8L 4B2 Canada, Phone: +1-250-363-6346, Fax: +1-250-363-6746, E-mail: denmank@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Jody W. Deming, School of Oceanography, Box 357940, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 USA, Phone: +1-206-543-0845, Fax: +1-206-543-0275, E-mail: jdeming@u.washington.edu

Susumu Honjo, Dept. Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02540 USA, Phone: +1-508-540-1162, Fax: +1-508-540-9439 (Direct), E-mail: shonjo@whoi.edu

Eric C. Itsweire, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, 725N, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230 USA, Phone: +1-703-306-1583, Fax: +1-703-306-0390, E-mail: eitsweir@nsf.gov

Peter A. Jumars, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Campus Box 357940, Seattle, WA 98195-7940 USA, Phone: +1-206-543-7615, Fax: +1-206-543-6073, E-mail: jumars@ocean.washington.edu

Glenn Lopez, Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000 USA, Phone: +1-516-632-8660, Fax: +1-516 632-8820, E-mail: glopez@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Dr. Sally MacIntyre, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150 USA, Phone: +1-805-893-3951, Fax: +1-805-893-8062, E-mail: sally@icess.ucsb.edu

Michael A. Spall, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MS # 21, 360 Woods Hole Rd., Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA, Phone: +1-508-289-3342, Fax: +1-508-457-2181, E-mail: mspall@whoi.edu

For More Information

For more information, please contact:
AGU Meetings Department
2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009 USA
Phone: 1-800-966-2481 or +1-202-462-6900
Fax: +1-202-328-0566
AGU Web Site: www.agu.org
ASLO Web Site: www.aslo.org

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