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Interagency Synthesis of Scientific Information, South Florida

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Benjamin F. McPherson (retired)
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: Interagency Synthesis of Scientific Information, South Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: project
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=issi_sf
Description:
Abstract:
Scientific information is being generated in south Florida to meet broad political interests and goals for protection and restoration of the Everglades and the south Florida environment. The State of Florida passed the Everglades Forever Act in 1994, thereby establishing a comprehensive program to restore portions of the Everglades. A major plan is being developed by the Corp of Engineers in cooperation with the State (The Restudy) to alter patterns of water flow in the region as part of restoration. A coalition of Federal and State agencies and Indian tribes, the South Florida Ecological Restoration Task Force, was established to guide the protection and restoration effort. The Task Force has a local Working Group that deals with management issues. The Working Group is advised by the recently established Science Coordination Team (SCT), formerly the Science Sub-group. The SCT promotes interactions of scientists and managers in the planning and evaluation of projects related to restoration. The SCT is developing a peer reviewed Science Plan for south Florida. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is beginning synthesis for its South Florida Ecosystem Program. The approach adopted by the USGS could serve as a guide or prototype for interagency synthesis. The schedule for the USGS Ecosystem Program is ideal for developing and testing an approach and implementation plan for interagency synthesis. The approach for the USGS synthesis will be to summarize each of the approximately 70 Ecosystem projects into 70 short, 2-page reports that contain the main findings of each project and to distribute these reports at a symposium in the winter of 1999. Review and discussion of these short reports and presentations will serve as the basis for topical synthesis of critical resource issues and will summarize the USGS Ecosystem Program from 1996 through 1998. The topical synthesis reports will be drafted for review in early 2000. Interagency synthesis would follow and be completed in 2001.
Purpose:
The goal of interagency synthesis in south Florida will be to draw on various scientific sources in developing concise descriptions and coverages of significant issues related to resource management. Synthesis will include the consolidation of information from different agencies and universities, different disciplines, and different approaches into an overall account of a specific issue or geographical area.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1999
Ending_Date: 2001
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: South Florida
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.00
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: synthesis
Theme_Keyword: resource management
Theme_Keyword: restoration
Theme_Keyword: South Florida Ecosystem Program
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: biota
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: South Florida
Place_Keyword: Florida Everglades
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Cite primary authors and database when using or publishing these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Science Coordination Team, Soth Florida Ecosystem Restoration Group
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: The Role of Flow in the Evergaldes Ridge and Slough Landscape
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/sct_flows/

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable
Completeness_Report: Not applicable
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In consultation with the USGS Ecosystem Program and with the SCT, develop a plan for inter-agency synthesis, to include topics, issues, and geographical areas that will be emphasized in synthesis. Strive to obtain consensus among principal agencies in developing the plan. Develop plans to make synthesis results available through the interned workshops, and reports. Work with the SCT to develop a section on synthesis for the south Florida Science Plan.
Process_Date: 1999
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Continue to assemble scientific information on restoration, environmental issues, modeling results, and other approaches of ecosystem science, and begin to summarize these in an easily understandable, integrative, and pertinent manner. Review and finalize synthesis topics and critical resource issues for reports. Use USGS 2-page synthesis reports and presentations, and other agenciesí data and reports to begin interagency synthesis report(s). Work closely with USGS scientists as they develop their topical synthesis reports to include these in the interagency synthesis.
Process_Date: 2000
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Continue with synthesis report(s), prepare draft(s) for interagency and USGS review, and complete reports.
Process_Date: 2001

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140910
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
The principal investigator for this project has retired and was unable to provide a review of the information in the metadata record. Any questions about the information should be directed to the Primary Contact Person listed near the bottom of the metadata record. This metadata record may have been copied from the SOFIA website and may not be the most recent version. Please check https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata to be sure you have the most recent version.

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