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Suwannee River Basin and Estuary Integrated Science Workshop Proceedings: September 22-24, 2004, Cedar Key, Florida
Open-File Report 2004-1380

Compiled by Brian Katz and Ellen Raabe—ONLINE ONLY

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Conference Photos

Open-File Report 2004-1332, which contains the Abstracts for this meeting is available here.


The Suwannee River Basin and Estuary Integrated Science Workshop was held September 22-24, 2004, in Cedar Key, Florida. Goals of the workshop included discussing current research activities in the basin and estuary, identifying information gaps and research priorities, and developing a plan for coordinated research activities over the next five years. More than 120 scientists representing 31 State, Federal, university, and private organizations participated in the workshop. Oral presentations of current research in the basin and estuary were made by 44 research scientists in four topical sessions: hydrogeology, water quality, ecosystem dynamics, and information management. Six posters also were presented on topics including degradation of pesticides, GIS methodologies, isotopic composition of dissolved organic matter, and first magnitude springsheds. Breakout groups following each topical session conducted lively discussions of research needs, information gaps, and priority issues in the basin and estuary. At the workshop wrap-up session, top priority issues were discussed and plans were made to develop a science plan for the basin and estuary.

This CD contains the proceedings of the workshop: introductory information, abstracts, oral and poster presentations, summaries of breakout sessions and wrap-up discussions, links to collaborating agency websites, and photos of the workshop. Presentations have been provided by permission of authors. Summaries of group discussions included on this CD as slide show presentations are brief and preliminary. Please direct comments or modifications to the workshop coordinators after reviewing these summary slides. Upcoming meetings to discuss the development of a Science Plan will work to incorporate detailed and accurate discussions of science and management issues and priorities. We plan to build on the knowledge and enthusiasm from the Cedar Key Workshop, and intend to hold a follow-up workshop in June 2005 to discuss a science plan for the basin and estuary. Thank you for your collaboration effort.


Water Resources Discipline, Florida

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