Chartered in 1979, the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts (FSEA) maintains its main goal of 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.
To realize its goals, FSEA relies on the active participation and involvement of its members at regional activities and/or biannual meetings. Led by its Board of Directors and supported by a group of hardworking committee chairmen and chairwomen 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 semi-annual spring and fall meeting events are filled with technical workshops and presentations from some of the best in the industry. The regulatory forum discussions held during these meetings provide an opportunity for members to ask questions and seek clarifications on any of the regulatory requirements. 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 its members, covering topics such as guidance for implementation of laboratory ethics and data integrity programs, specific analytical methodologies, and field sampling.
In the past couple 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 meeting events 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 will award our first college scholarships to 2 deserving students in the Fall of 2019.
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!