ASLO 2021 Aquatic Science Meeting, 22–27 June 2021, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
We hope to be able to meet in person in sunny and safe Palma de Mallorca but please know that ASLO will continue to assess the COVID-19 global situation. Every effort will be made to meet in person for summer 2021 but should that not be possible, we will provide information and guidance for best possible alternatives.
Planning began several years ago for the ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences Meeting to return to Europe – Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Located on the largest of the Balearic Islands, this site borders Mediterranean waters that are important both ecologically and economically. Underdeveloped to developed societies face different levels of sustainability problems in aquatic resources and cooperation is a keyword in which relevant information is shared to find solutions. Opportunities for discussion will range from plenary talks, special sessions, as well as workshops and town halls.
Palma de Mallorca is an ideal location for international aquatic scientists to meet and learn from each other´s successes in managing sustainability challenges. This contributes to ASLO’s ongoing global development for educators, students, policy makers, and other scientists to cooperate across the boundaries of land and water.
Culturally, Palma is very rich. Blending histories that range from the Roman and Byzantine Empires to modern Spain, evidence of these societies is visible in ancient roads, architecture, markets, and modern technology.
The ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences Meeting was originally scheduled to begin in late February. Due to COVID-19, the date had to be rescheduled to June. ASLO meetings normally begin on Sunday with an opening plenary and reception, then conclude on Friday – with the scientific program scheduled Monday through Friday. Due to the new 2021 dates, the Sunday through Friday pattern had to be changed to Tuesday through Sunday, with the opening plenary and reception on Tuesday, then the scientific program running Wednesday through Sunday.
Congress Palace of Palma (Palau de Congresos de Palma) features state-of-the-art meeting space and technology. Opened in 2017, it has unique architecture and an excellent location in Palma. Views of the Mediterranean Sea are featured, as well as the city – both ancient and modern.
The facility has a responsible management program, combining minimum impact on the environment with technology and comfort for meeting participants.
Congress Palace of Palma (Palau de Congresos de Palma)