Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2014

Boil Water Alert for Portland

The City of Portland has declared a citywide alert that all consumed water must be boiled.  The convention center has pulled any food or drink that could be affected.  Please be mindful and use bottled or boiled water. More information:

Meeting Addendum

An addendum is available (updated 23 May 2014) with changes made to the schedule after the program book was published.

Focus on Communications!

Beginning with workshops and the keynote address on Sunday, and extending throughout the week, the meeting will feature many outstanding events that will enhance communication skills and improve connections with target audiences. A flyer highlighting these events will be at the meeting is also available for download (PDF).

Get the App! Plan your Schedule!

The 2014 JASM app is now available and free to use! Attendees may use the web site planner on any devise or the app to create and update their personal schedule. Information syncs between your devices and computers and the app.

Program Book

The meeting program book is now available for download (PDF). A printed version will be provided at the meeting.

Online Registration Open

Avoid the line at the On-site Registration kiosk! Register on-line anytime before or during the meeting.

Once you receive your registration confirmation, bring your device or printed registration confirmation up to the On-Site Registration

If you have already submitted an abstract but not yet registered, please log in to your account and choose the "Conference Registration" option. This is the easiest and most accurate way to attach your registration to your abstract. The stand-alone form is available at

Please remember that a full-registration is required for those who have submitted an abstract and will be presenting at the meeting. Thus, single-day registration is not applicable and all presenters will be required to pay the appropriate full registration fee and are encouraged to attend the throughout the week.

The Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting

The inaugural Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) to be held in Portland, Oregon, 18-23 May 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center

“Bridging Genes to Ecosystems: Aquatic Science at a Time of Rapid Change” is the theme for this historic joint meeting of four of the leading aquatic scientific societies: Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Phycological Society of America (PSA), and Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS). For one week in May of 2014, these four societies will build a bridge across the disciplines within the field of aquatic science and will explore many exciting opportunities for collaboration among scientists. We are anticipating an attendance of over 3500 attendees.

Abstracts of papers presented during the meeting will soon be available on the meeting website. Abstracts will also be archived following the meeting. An abstract book will not be published.

The importance of water to the city of Portland is evident by its nickname the “City of Bridges.” This, along with the fact that Portland was recently awarded the title of the “Greenest City in America,” makes it the perfect venue for aquatic scientists, engineers, students, educators, policy makers, and other stake holders to gather and share their expertise. Many diverse sessions are being planned to span the theme of this meeting.