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CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment

Pollutants are having devastating effects on ecosystems including the plants, animals and people who depend on them. The Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment (CAChE) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) that tackles one of the most complex challenges: environmental contamination. Learn more about our Research:

Third Research Buoy Deployment

Our third state-of-the-art research buoy has been deployed at “Heart Harbor” in Tavernier, Florida. The buoy is monitoring water quality, with a particular interest in dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll levels. The data collected is updated online and available to the public.


Preserve Our Fragile Ecosystems

Support CREST’s graduate student fellowships in our fight to protect our region’s water quality


Upcoming events will be posted here.