As the name of the company
suggests, Southern DataStream is a provider of data
services related to water systems. The core product area
is water research services, including hydrologic and
water quality data collection, results analysis,
software development, and scientific reporting. The
company is a also offering general web-based information
delivery systems services as these supplemental services
are of the large demand. The more ambitious plans call
however for performing a mechanism for subsidizing the
slower-growing research services business.
The water research services
business was selected because it is Dr. Capece's area of
expertise and because his experience within the state
university system showed a market gap between the roles
of traditional engineering/scientific consulting firms
and traditional governmental agencies and universities.
The concept of Southern DataStream is to operate much
like a university research program with a primary
scientist directing the work of a very few technical
support staff members and a larger number of graduate
a university, however, the primary scientist will not be
burdened with the administrative limitations and
obligations found in the university/governmental
The company is located in LaBelle (Hendry County), an agricultural
region and citrus capital of Florida. LaBelle is located
approximately 30 miles east from Fort Myers or 120 miles west from
here for detailed office map location.
The president of Southern DataStream is John C.
Capece. John Capece holds a Ph.D. in agricultural engineering
from University of Florida (1994) as well as B.S.E. (1982) and M.E.
(1984) degrees from U.F. in the same specialization. As water
quality engineer at UF-IFAS Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center (SWFREC) between 1994 and 1999, Dr. Capece
conducted research and extension programs on watershed processes
including hydrology and chemical transport.
Duties included cooperative studies with soil science,
agricultural engineering, and faculty
dealing with citrus, vegetables, sugarcane, and forages at SWFREC, and with other scientists in the University system and in
other governmental agencies. For complete information on this
research and extension program
Since 1999, more than 201 participants from
have been hosted in our organization and joined our
group for high quality trainings.
The program can be joined by students and young
professionals, who pursue or have already obtained
qualification in these areas:
computer science and related
management, marketing and
hesitate to contact us if
you want to join the program, but
not sure whether your academic
background is quite a match. We have hosted a wide range of applicants
and will do our best to offer you an
that would fit your needs and professional career
Take a look at the positions
we offer, what our former
interns have said, and also all the fun our interns
are having in SW Florida!
Still interested in some more
information? Then, you are
welcome to view
presentation describing the current SDS internship program
as well as visit YouTube web-page to view the short
video about our program.