Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators Symposium May 20-23, 2012, Minnesota Zoological Gardens, Minneapolis, MN, USA


The 18th Annual Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators Symposium will be hosted by the Minnesota Zoological Gardens in Minneapolis, MN, May 20-23, 2012.

The focus of the 18th Annual Symposium will be Blue Water – Green Systems. We are looking for presentations or posters incorporating energy and resource conservation of all types in both retrofits or improvements and new facilities or exhibits. In addition to oral presentations the AALSO 2012 Symposium will include hands-on workshops and numerous vendor exhibitions.

The mission of AALSO is to provide a stimulating, interactive forum for operators, facility managers, engineers, scientists and vendors to present current research, technologies and applications in aquatic life support and related fields.

Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators requests ABSTRACTS for Oral and Poster presentations for the 18th Annual AALSO Symposium. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Resource conservation
  • Energy efficient LSS design
  • Water reuse
  • No discharge recovery systems
  • Green materials
  • Heat recovery
  • Sustainable technology
  • New technology
  • New products
  • Automation/controls
  • Disinfection
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Filtration
  • Foam fractionation
  • Nitrification/Denitrification
  • Ozone systems
  • Pumps
  • Regulatory challenges
  • Sensors & Instrumentation
  • Systems operation
  • Temperature control
  • Water Quality/Chemistry

Please submit abstracts via email to; (831) 648-4974

Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2012
Full papers (manuscripts) due: May 6, 2012

For AALSO Membership & Symposium Information (including Hotel, Registration, Operator, & Vendor Information, & Instructions to Authors) please refer to the AALSO Website.