Pilina means connection, relationship, and association and is an important value in Hawaiian culture that encourages inclusivity and collaborations to achieve results that cannot be accomplished with one person alone. The 2022 OSM focuses on the importance of strong pilina for the ocean science community. By coming together, we can forge a path toward a sustainable future.
At a time when many aspects of life can feel uncertain, finding balance is important.
More than 5,300 ocean specialists from over 75 different countries submitted abstracts for OSM22, a conference that will show balance through:
- An enriching virtual conference experience with a robust scientific program and numerous networking and professional development events
- A program working toward the goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
- An emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and support for student and early career scientists
“Come Together and Connect” focuses on strengthening the ocean sciences community through discussing both basic and applied research while making scientific and social connections.
Co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS), Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the global leader in ocean sciences conferences. Balance is key to OSM 22 – enabling as many people to meet as possible across media, disseminating scientific knowledge, and creating personal connections all while considering the ocean and planet we want for the future.
For the main conference website please visit: https://www.aslo.org/osm2022/