The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) collects, archives, interprets and distributes geologic information to benefit the environment and Florida’s communities. The FGS uses geologic, hydrogeologic and related data, as well as mapping and modeling to improve understanding of water and mineral resources, and geological hazards such as sinkholes. Our geoscience products support initiatives related to water-resource conservation and management, improvement of the quality of natural resources, and promotion of economic growth. The FGS is committed to continuously increasing the amount and quality of geoscience data and making it available to the public. Collaboration with local, state, and federal agency partners ensures a robust and cost-efficient approach to addressing Florida's environmental concerns.
Dr. Jon Arthur, State Geologist, Director of the Florida Geological Survey Dr. Jon Arthur is the State Geologist of Florida and Director of the Florida Geological Survey. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, recipient of the American Institute of Professional Geologists Public Service Award, and has served as president of the Florida Association of Professional Geologists and of the Association of American State Geologists. Jon is a member of both the Florida Board of Professional Geologists and the American Geosciences Institute Executive Committee. He was recently appointed to the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Arthur’s research and leadership focuses on providing geoscience information to better understand natural systems, improve environmental stewardship, and address societal and environmental concerns. He has published more than 40 scientific papers and given more than 80 invited presentations, including congressional testimony.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.