Everglades Recommendations 2014

USGS-FAU Collaborative Research Meet & Greet


A USGS & CES Sponsored Meeting 
February 6, 2015 
Florida Atlantic University Davie Campus


The goal of this cross-disciplinary meeting is to strengthen partnerships and projects between FAU and USGS scientists. The objective is to develop new, and to strengthen existing, linkages among participants, fostered through sharing of research interests and facilitated conversations. 

Learn more about the meeting  participants and logistics.


There are two immediate meeting outcomes:

  1. A topical mapping of local USGS and FAU expertise (i.e., who does what kind of work and where).
  2. An executive summary of innovative research directions coupled with an institutional collaboration framework, designed to animate the expertise described in the mapping.

Download a copy of the final meeting report.


10:00 – 10:15

Opening Remarks & Meeting Goals

  • Tony Abbate, Associate Provost for the Broward Campuses, FAU (invited)
  • Colin Polsky, Director, Center for Environmental Studies; Professor, Geosciences,  FAU
  • Dale Gawlik, Professor and Director, Environmental Sciences Program, FAU
  • Nick Aumen, Regional Science Advisor, USGS
  • Jay Baldwin, Assoc. Director, Center for Environmental Studies; Professor, Biological Sciences, FAU
10:15 – 12:00 USGS & FAU Scientists Sharing of Individual Research Interests
12:00 – 12:30   Lunch 
12:30 – 2:00 

Brief Parallel Break-out Groups –  DW-107, 109, 110

*Identifying Needs, Making Connections

2:00 – 3:00 

Reflections and Moving Forward – DW-103

3:00 – 4:00

Networking Reception

*Opportunities for further discussion

*Beer/Wine & Hors d’oeuvres in DW Lobby

This technical meeting is sponsored by:

USGS                FAU         CES

For more information contact:

Mary Beth Hartman, Conference & Outreach Coordinator
Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University
Mary Beth Hartman  or (954) 236-1203

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