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SOFIA - South Florida Information Access
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA
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Summary
Abstract: The South Florida Information Access web site (SOFIA) was created as a
'one-stop-shopping' access point for research on South Florida. All USGS South
Florida Place-Based Studies research projects, ranging from mercury
contamination in the Everglades to coral reef decline, are online at this site.
The site provides project descriptions, proposals, publications, references,
data (through the data exchange site), metadata, presentations, and contact
information, as well as general interest items, such as photographs and
posters. In addition, the SOFIA site has an educational section which displays
the work SOFIA is doing with the Academy of Science and Technology in West Palm
Beach, Florida.

The South Florida restoration effort requires multidisciplinary
information relating to present and historical conditions for use in
responsible decision-making. The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) began
a research program in support of the restoration of the Everglades and
South Florida ecosystem in 1995. USGS personnel have been conducting
research projects designed to provide sound scientific information on
which resource managers can base their decisions. The USGS also has
recognized the need for a central site to provide all interested
parties with information from this research and access to these
data. The objectives of the SOFIA website are to continue to provide a
usable and Section-508-compliant website that provides direct access
to all south Florida Place-Based Studies information. The initial
version of the site was specifically tailored for scientists, managers
and decision-makers. More recent and expanded versions of the site
have added educational materials and general outreach items designed
for the general public.

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Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The USGS Place-Based Studies Program.
Service Citation
Originators: USGS
Title: SOFIA - South Florida Information Access
Provider: USGS
URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >BEACHES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND TENURE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >REFORESTATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
STRUCTURE
Access Constraints
None
Use Constraints
None. The website is Section 508 compliant.
Service Provider
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Service Provider Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

HEATHER S. HENKEL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-10-28
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-10-16
Future SERF Review Date: 2004-01-01
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