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Last updated: October 08, 2014

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Aaron Higer Receives Honorary Doctorate

Aaron Higer

Aaron Higer, the first Coordinator for GEPES and mentor to many, will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from FAU in recognition of the extraordinarily effective leadership he has provided over the course of five decades to protect and restore the Everglades. Read more about Aaron's accomplishment.


Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) 2015 April 21-23, 2015 in Coral Springs, FL

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Restoration of the Greater Everglades has advanced significantly since the last GEER conference held in conjunction with INTECOL in 2012, and science in support of restoration has become even more important to achieve restoration results. GEER 2015 will provide a valuable forum for scientists and engineers to showcase and communicate the latest scientific developments, and to facilitate information exchange that builds shared understanding among federal, state, local, and tribal scientists and decision-makers, academia, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and private citizens. Learn more about GEER 2015.


New Publications

Featured Web Sites

Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory websiteCarbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory - promoting collaborative research on carbonate aquifer characterization between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Florida Water Science Center (Davie office) and other governmental scientific agencies and academia.
Visit the Everglades National Park Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative (CESI) website.
The South Florida Watershed Journal: a daily passport into the inner realm of south Florida's water cycle and interconnected watersheds.

New Data

Data Exchange

Looking for data? Visit our Data Exchange page for links to data listed by topic.

Carbon Exchange Data Between the Atmosphere and Subtropical Forested Cypress and Pine Wetlands

New 2014 Data and new stations added to South Florida Hydrology Data Download

Near-Surface Water-Quality Surveys of the Caloosahatchee River and Downstream Estuaries, Florida, USA (August 19, 2014 posted)

Ecosystem History Access Database (updated March, 2013)


Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) are pleased to announce the completion and posting of the Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME) database.

This database comprises data from all ACME researchers, now sited in one central data set (presently, 61 parameters and 281 sites) to promote its use by interested stakeholders.

Welcome to the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) Website. South Florida is one of several study areas within USGS Priority Ecosystems Science (PES; formerly "Place-Based Studies"). PES was established to enable the USGS to enhance its scientific assistance to resource managers who require an improved scientific information base to resolve or prevent complex resource conflicts or environmental problems in specific ecosystem sites.

For an overview of the website, either search the site for specific words or topics, or visit the "About SOFIA" page. Access information on projects by title, investigator, or by region. The data exchange site contains data related to all of the projects. The publications database that contains Open File Reports, Fact Sheets, and other publications for our projects.

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