AALSO (Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators) is a 501 c6 nonprofit organization that focuses on the education and training of aquatic life support operators around the world, encouraging the advancement of the science and technology of life support for the care of aquatic systems and animals. The AALSO Symposium and Workshops is an annual five-day idea exchange. Members share their successes and failures, facilities describe their new projects and system retrofits, and vendors conduct equipment-specific training and display their latest products.
MDM Inc. is a long-standing participant in the AALSO annual operator education program where up-and-coming LSS operators are exposed to and trained on specific equipment as it applies to LSS operations. Additionally, MDM has served on the vendor board where members help shape and guide the curriculum for future training sessions.