Jan. 11 Seminar: Restore Lagoon Inflow Research
An MRC Lunch & Learn Hybrid Seminar
January 11, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join MRC and Dr. Jeff Eble, Visiting Research Assistant Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), for our January Lunch & Learn Hybrid Seminar on FIT’s Restore Lagoon Inflow Research project, a multi-year, state funded initiative to investigate the possible effects of using artificially enhanced seawater exchange to improve Lagoon water quality and restore the health of the Indian River Lagoon. See below for video from this event.
Findings from phases I and II research and modeling efforts highlight the potential for enhanced inflow to help stabilize the Lagoon by restoring the natural processes that remove the excess nutrients responsible for harmful algal bloom outbreaks. The next step in the project is to ensure that everyone has the information needed to evaluate the feasibility of this approach with construction of a temporary, small-scale pumping system to directly evaluate the impact of enhanced seawater exchange on water quality and nutrient cycling. Join us for our January Lunch & Learn to more about this project and register today!
About Our Presenter
Dr. Jeff Eble is a Visiting Research Assistant Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology where for the last three years he has shared his love of science and nature with just about anyone that will listen. With experience both in the field and in the lab, Dr. Eble works to understand the processes shaping biodiversity, from genes to species, to help improve understanding and conservation of marine ecosystems.
MRC’s Lunch & Learn Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.