FLORIDA SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSTS
Mission: To support, educate, and be a collective champion for the environmental community.
Vision: To be the premier resource for the environmental community.
Chartered in 1979, the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts (FSEA) mission is to support, educate and be a collective champion for the environmental community. One of our main goals is promoting the exchange of knowledge, information and ideas relevant to environmental professionals. FSEA promotes professionalism and technical excellence, and fosters communication among the community of environmental professionals and facility operators engaged in sample collection, laboratory analysis, and the interpretation and use of environmental data.
New in 2022, we added a Region 7 to provide representation for our out of state laboratory members. We may have Florida in our name but membership is open to any state! We offer in person and online trainings.
Led by its Board of Directors and supported by committee members and volunteer members, these hardworking professionals willingly serve and commit their time on a voluntary basis to keep a healthy and productive organization. Through the dedicated efforts of its membership, FSEA has steadily gained recognition as a respected organization that provides a real service to the environmental community. In 2005, FSEA was awarded by the Institute for National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation (INELA) for its achievement in promoting and maintaining the highest standard of laboratory performance and practice throughout the state of Florida.
Our spring and fall conferences are filled with technical workshops and presentations from some of the best in the industry. The regulatory forum held at these conferences provides an opportunity for members to ask questions on regulatory requirements direct from the regulators themselves. They also provide a venue for vendors to display laboratory products and new innovations and talk to current and potential customers.
Regional training workshops are also held for topics that are of importance to our members, covering topics such as laboratory ethics and data integrity programs, specific analytical methodologies, quality assurance/management topics and field sampling.
In the past few years, FSEA’s mentorship program has also been improved and continues to grow. This program allows promising college students the opportunity to attend FSEA spring and fall conferences where they can meet with environmental professionals, view the latest analytical tools and attend technical presentations. In 2018 we created the Fredrick C. Bothe Scholarship for Environmental Studies and we have awarded thousands of dollars to deserving college students.
You will notice that our website continues to improve and grow. We now have a discussion forum for us to bring up topics and get our members involved in the discussion. Send us your feedback, suggestions, and help FSEA stay healthy and grow even stronger. Please help us spread the word.
We look forward to seeing you in our meetings and workshops!