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SOFIA provides scientific information access in support of research, decision-making, and resource management for the South Florida ecosystem restoration effort.

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Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Science Conference - If so, you missed an excellent Conference. Over 530 people participated in this interactive and highly dynamic conference addressing continuing and emerging challenges relevant to sustainable restoration of the Greater Everglades. Held July 28-August 1, 2008 in Naples, Florida

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New Publications
USGS Science Strategy: Facing Tomorrow's Challenges - U.S. Geological Survey Science in the Decade 2007-2017 (USGS Circular 1309)

New Paper: Surface-water Transport of Suspended Matter Through Wetland Vegetation of the Florida Everglades

thumbnail image of a fish swimmingNew OFR: U.S. Geological Survey Science Support Strategy for Biscayne National Park and Surrounding Areas in Southeastern Florida (USGS OFR 2007-1288)

New SIR: Water Quality in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge - Trends and Spatial Characteristics of Selected Constituents, 1974-2004 (USGS SIR 2007-5277)

New Data
Freshwater Flows to Northeastern Florida Bay and Coastal Gradients Hydrology Data for WY2007 now available!

Redesigned and reformated Elevation Data and HAED Electronic Atlas

image of a molluskDownload Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database containing modern field data and core data. Updated with 2007 data!

thumbnail of an aerial photo from the 1940sNow available: 1940 Greater Everglades and South Florida Aerial Photoset. All photographs, covering the southern half of Florida, are available as .jpgs; most are available as 800 dpi resolution georeferenced .tiffs.

Last updated: August 14, 2008

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thumbnail close-up showing some station locations in Everglades National ParkEverglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) for Support of Biological and Ecological Assessments
thumbnail of a canal with a tree in the foregroundLearn about the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge's Enhanced Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling Program

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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, you can either search the site for specific words or topics, or visit the "About SOFIA" page. You can access information on projects by title, investigator, or by region. The data exchange site contains data related to all of the projects. We also have a publications database that contains Open File Reports, Fact Sheets, and other publications for our projects.

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