The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) was established in 1907 to collect, interpret and provide information about Florida's water, mineral and energy resources. Today our geoscientists continue this work alongside our focus on environmental problem-solving, and geological hazards as they relate to public health and safety. We maintain Florida's geologic sample repository, a research library, specialized laboratories, and field assets, all of which support accomplishment of our mission. Collaboration with partners in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida's water management districts and other local, state and federal entities ensures a robust and cost-efficient approach to addressing Florida's geoscience needs.
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 presently a member of the Florida Board of Professional Geologists, a National Academy of Sciences committee, and the American Geosciences Institute Executive Committee. Dr. Arthur 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.