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:
CREST Research Buoys
In response to the recent red tide outbreak on the east coast of Florida, we have deployed our first CREST Research Buoy at Haulover Inlet near FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus! The buoy is monitoring water quality and uploading data automatically every 15 minutes, including chlorophyll for potential algal blooms.
We are proud to announce that two more students from our first CREST CAChE cohort have successfully defended their master’s […]
After much deliberation, Congress will finally start the progress toward achieving the restoration goals of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan […]
Preserve Our Fragile Ecosystems
Support CREST’s graduate student fellowships in our fight to protect our region’s water quality