Ocean Sciences Section at the 1986 AGU Spring Meeting



Attendance of oceanographers at the spring meeting was noticeably down from previous years, with only about 75 papers presented in eight oral sessions. In part, the poor attendance is attributable to the biannual AGU-ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography) meeting, which was well attended in New Orleans, La., this January. In spite of the short time interval between the AGU-ASLO meeting and the popular AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., many of our members evidently prefer the AGU-ASLO joint format to the larger, Union-scale format of the Spring Meeting. Alternate year dips in Ocean Section attendance at the Spring Meeting support this conjecture.