FIU Architectural Design 9 focuses on developing strategies for sustainable and resilient design which engage the landscape and the city. The studio is coordinated with the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC), an interdisciplinary hub for resources on sea-level rise and climate change topics, solutions-oriented research, communicating knowledge to inform decision-making, and creative educational curricula essential for a prosperous south Florida.
Join Dr. Robert Johnson of Everglades National Park in the Doc Thomas House parlor for a fascinating talk entitled “Combating Climate Change with Everglades Restoration.” Introductions will be made by Dr. Tiffany Troxler, Director of the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center. A question-and-answer session will follow Dr. Johnson’s presentation. Refreshments will be served at the Donation Bird Bar. The quarterly Conservation Salon Series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited: RSVP here!
The next meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council (STC) of the African Water Association (AfWA) will provide members with an opportunity to discuss the organization of the 19th AfWA Congress planned in 2018; monitoring and evaluating program projects and other important issues related to the future of the Association. AfWA is a continental WASH organization, supported by FIU/USAID WA-WASH and Regional Director Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou. See here for more information.
This panel is designed to share indigenous knowledge about our current political climate and its roots in colonialism, capitalism, domination, the environment, and how to resist governmental decisions that impact our lives and rights. Discussions will feature local indigenous leaders as well as important figures in the Standing Rock Movement followed by
a question and answer session that will allow students to engage with panelists in an open discussion.
This panel is designed to share indigenous knowledge about our current political climate and its roots in colonialism, capitalism, domination, the environment, and how to resist governmental decisions that impact our lives and rights. Through sharing of recent and historic experience, indigenous leaders will discuss successful movements for water and environment. These shared oral histories will touch upon how to resist effectively, and opportunities for joining efforts toward a better tomorrow.
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental scale observatory comprised of
the Airborne Observation Platform (AOP), Terrestrial Instrument System (TIS), Terrestrial
Observation System (TOS), Aquatic Instrument System (AIS), and Aquatic Observation System (AOS).
The NEON Observatory covers ecohydrologic gradients in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and
throughout the lower 48 states and is planned to operate over the next 30 years.
As a flat, low-lying landscape, the Florida Coastal Everglades are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise. This has been exacerbated by a chronic reduction in freshwater flow from Lake Okeechobee over the past century. Everglades restoration has been moving at a slow pace and the fundamental problem of dumping excess freshwater to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers still impacts our coastal waters. The ecological and economic implications of this will be discussed.
Microbially-mediated transformations of estuarine
dissolved organic matter: Insights from ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry. This week's Marine Science Seminar will take place at FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus in MSB-105, with polycom at the Wertheim Conservatory of the Modesto Maidique Campus.
Along with Florida International University, the Netherlands Consulate General in Miami and the
Cartoon Movement is organizing a series of cartoon workshops on a range of topics, including
migration and the environment. The workshops are given by famous cartoonist La Garrincha, and challenge students to think about problems and potential solutions visually, resulting in sketches that our uploaded to the Cartoon movement newsroom.
Dr. Mary Ann Moran, from the University of Georgia's Marine Sciences Program will be discussing "Cryptic Interactions in the Ocean Microbiome." This seminar will take place in MSB-105 (polycom WC-130) at 3pm, and will be hosted by the Richardson Lab (providing snacks!). Click here to sign up to meet with Dr. Moran!
the FIU School of Communication + Journalism’s Eyes on the Rise team and the Department of Theatre have joined forces with a variety of FIU communities to create a production in which incontrovertible truths of sea level research will share the stage side-by-side with interpretative arts. “A Sea Change” will feature virtual reality, dance, science, and journalism to tell stories of global change and South Florida sea level rise.
Greater Everglades science continues to be a foundation element for Everglades restoration and management. Building on the successful GEER conferences in 2015 and before, GEER 2017 will address the most pressing and complex science issues that we face now and into the future of restoration – a future that includes climate change, threats from invasive species, altered hydrology, development pressure, and degraded water quality.
In collaboration with FIU, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are organizing a workshop on watershed management in Burkina Faso. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso and AFRICOM in conjunction with the Epic Guardian 17, the workshop aims to initiate a dialog on watershed management issues as well as institutional and human capacity building between participating water resource agencies and scientists.
Krome Center Training Room, Everglades National Park: 950 N. Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030
A presentation by Joseph Park, Erik Stabenau, and Kevin Kotun from the South Florida Natural Resources Center of Everglades National Park. Presenters will discuss the projected risks and impacts of sea level rise and flooding to infrastructure within the Everglades, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas National Parks. This seminar will also be broadcast live via WebEx. Contact Brandon Gamble for more information.
Fishes are a diverse and abundant part of coral-reef communities. They have a range of important roles, including grazing seaweeds. However, reefs are subject to a variety of threats, which also affect reef fishes. Dr. Alastair Harborne from FIU's Tropical Fish Ecology Lab will discuss the importance and ecology of reef fishes, and how they are affected by factors such as loss of corals and reef structure, fishing, removal of mangroves, and sea-level rise in both the Caribbean and Pacific.
To build a resilient South Florida, Everglades restoration efforts must address the challenges of sea level rise. Scientists from the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program have spent decades understanding some of the most critical elements of this valuable ecosystem. Join us for a general discussion where panelists will cover the science behind Everglades restoration and sea level rise. This event is free and intended for the general
The Society of Wetland Scientists’ 2017 Annual Meeting will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 5-8, 2017. This unique meeting is themed Celebrating Wetland Diversity Across the Landscape: Mountains to Mangroves.
The program will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of wetland science and practice, how wetlands function, and how protection and restoration play a significant role in the health of our ecosystems and society.
Join us on Friday, June 9 at Florida International University's Miami Beach Urban Studios for a public discussion about sea level rise and the public realm! FIU Sea Level Solutions Center Director Dr. Tiffany Troxler and the University of Pennsylvania's Urban Design Sudio will be presenting their findings.
On June 24th, several influential and innovative thought leaders will feature strategic panel discussions focused on the application of technology and innovation for natural disaster preparedness in the Miami-Caribbean Region.
Our own Director of the InWE Sea Level Solutions Center will be speaking at the event.
The 2017 Biscayne Bay Marine Health Inaugural Summit aims to understand the ecological importance and challenges of the Bay; identify and understand its main sources of pollutants; identify existing studies and prevention efforts; establish a collaboration with stakeholders; coordinate and share creative solutions, ideas, expertise and resources, in order to support the creation and implementation of a comprehensive 10 Year Action Plan for reducing marine/estuarine debris and other pollutants.