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Palma welcomes this June the ASLO 2023 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, with 2,300 participants from 70 countries


From June 4 to 9, The Palma Convention Center will host the largest international congress of the year in Palma, organized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). Titled Resilience and Recovery in Aquatic Systems, more than 2,300 experts from around the world will discuss, in a multidisciplinary way, on aquatic sciences, paying special attention to sustainability in the aquatic environment.

Latest studies done on the seagrass Posidonia oceanica - which abound on the coasts of Balearic Islands - will be reported, such as the effects of storms and desalination brine discharges on P. oceanica, maximum and minimum temperature ranges for the plant, accumulation of UV filters, plastics and heavy metals on P. oceanica beds, methane emissions from the bed, assessment of carbon sequestered, and conservation, restoration and recovery of P. oceanica ecosystems, among others.

This congress puts Mallorca on the map of international aquatic sciences, and the scientific community of the Balearic Islands will play an important role. Thus, the ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting Palma is being supported by all local scientific research entities working on aquatic sciences, namely, the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB), Spanish Oceanographic Institute (COB-IEO, CSIC) and Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB). They will share their scientific research on coastal seafloor biodiversity, transport and cycling of greenhouse gases between ocean-atmosphere, plastic pollution or climate change and its effects on aquatic organisms, among many others.

Moreover, with the aim of bringing knowledge on the aquatic environment closer to the local educational community and generating a positive impact on the destination, ASLO Education and Engagement Committee is welcoming groups of public high school teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students of the University of the Balearic Islands to attend the poster sessions and engage with the conference attendees. In addition, the ASLO Storytellers Series will be hosted by the San Cayetano School in Palma. Aquatic scientists from around the globe will have the opportunity to read and share stories about the wonders of our water world with students aged 5-12.


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About ASLO:

ASLO is an international aquatic science society that was founded in 1948. For more than 70 years, it 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. With more than 3,000 members worldwide, the society has earned an outstanding reputation and is best known for its journals, interdisciplinary meetings, and special symposia. For more information about ASLO, please visit our website at

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