GEER 2023 Summary

Science is the foundational element for Everglades restoration and management and GEER is the premier showcase for Everglades science.

Attended by more than 500 people, GEER 2023 featured three days of plenary sessions, 45 breakout sessions and two poster sessions totaling 90 posters. In addition, the popular Design, Innovation and Governance (DIG) session featured six, Ted-style presentations – DIG talks – with a unique blend of the art of communication and a passion for science on Everglades science and restoration topics.

Looking to the Future

Scientists are using innovative approaches – think molecular biology, ecosystem modeling, artificial intelligence, advanced remote sensing -- to provide more data for restoration planning and decision-making. As we progress, we look for opportunities to integrate these innovative data with measurements from the ground, such as, integrating satellite-derived Lidar ground elevation data and water-level surfaces with EDEN. This example is just one that shows that how collaboration can take advantage of innovation to lead to integration, and ultimately synthesis. For GEER 2023, speakers were asked to consider where we are now, and what is possible by sharing data, collaborating, and synthesizing to build consensus and provide a vision for the future.

GEER will continue its legacy of providing a valuable forum for scientists and engineers to showcase and communicate the latest scientific developments, and to facilitate information exchange that builds shared understanding among federal, state, local, and tribal scientists and decision-makers, academia, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and private citizens.

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