The world's largest gathering of ocean scientists takes place this year February 11 to 15 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sponsored jointly by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), the 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting includes 173 sessions and 2,221 individual presentations on a wide variety of topics. Important new research results will be presented to scientists and the media about the least explored and least understood part of our planet, the oceans.
Press Room and press conferences
AGU will hold press conferences on some of the important new research results to be presented at the meeting. These will be announced in a subsequent advisory. Reporters unable to come to Honolulu will be able to participate in these press conferences via a conference call system.
The Press Room is Room 325A of the Hawaii Convention Center. It will be equipped with phone lines (no charge for business calls), a copier, fax, and computer with Internet access. Press releases on research presented at the meeting will be available. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served for press registrants.
The Press Room telephone and fax numbers will be provided in a subsequent advisory, as will procedures for participating in press conferences by phone.
Abstracts now online, later printed and on CD-ROM
Abstracts for the meeting are already online (see below) and will be available in book and CD-ROM form closer to the meeting date. Both the online and CD-ROM versions are searchable by subject, author, institution, or geographic location. Reporters and public information officers must register to attend the meeting or receive abstracts.
URLs for meeting information
Complete information about Ocean Sciences Meeting, along with links to tourism sites, is available online. Some key URLs follow.