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From SoMAS’ fleet of well-equipped research vessels to the most up-to-date facilities for weather analysis, forecasting, and research, SoMAS has outstanding infrastructure to support both field and laboratory work. SoMAS’ facilities at the Stony Brook and Stony Brook Southampton campuses provide SoMAS students with convenient access to the diverse environments of the New York region.


SoMAS Facility Managers

For general questions related to the facilities of SoMAS on the South Campus of Stony Brook University (Boat House, Challenger, Dana, Discovery, and Endeavour Halls), please contact

Mark Wiggins
Discovery Hall 141
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000
Phone: 631-632-8677


Dana Hall

Challenger Hall

Endeavour Hall

Discovery Hall

For general questions related to the Southampton Marine Sciences Center, please contact
Christopher Paparo
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968-6700
Phone: 631-632-5020

Southampton Campus

Southampton Marine Science Center

239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968-6700
Phone: 631-632-5020

For general questions related to the Flax Pond Marine Laboratory, please contact

Stephen Abrams
15 Shore Drive
Old Field, NY 11733
Phone: 631-675-1285

Flax Pond Marine Lab

15 Shore Drive
Old Field, NY 11733
Phone: 631-675-1285

News articles related to SoMAS facilities are listed below:

Marine Science Club Connects SoMAS Student to Sea Journey

From Sarah McTague ’18 Joined a Club, Made a Journey by Glenn Jochum on SBU Happenings Joining one of the more than 400 student clubs or organizations at Stony Brook can lead to unexpected journeys. For Sarah McTague ’18, membership in the marine science club sent her...

Turning Brown Tide Blue – Clams for Clams Event July 11, 2014

On Friday, July 11th the Stony Brook Foundation will be hosting a cocktail reception at the picturesque Marine Sciences Center located at the Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus. The event is to raise funds as well as public awareness toward the many problems facing Shinnecock Bay and what Stony Brook University scientists are doing to combat them.

Seeds of Hope for Shinnecock Bay

SOUTHAMPTON, NY, June 18, 2014 – On Saturday, June 14, East End volunteers worked side-by-side with members of the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, (SoMAS) to help revitalize Shinnecock Bay. More than 40 residents, friends and...

New Marine Sciences Laboratory opens at SoMAS Southampton

In 2009, $6.9 million was made available in the State University of New York (SUNY) capital budget for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art marine science laboratory at the site of the current Marine Station on the waterfront at Stony Brook Southampton. The...

Southampton Marine Science Center Construction

Photos of the construction of the new Marine Science Center at Southampton. Photos by Stony Brook University, Chris Paparo, Kurt Bretsch and Mark Lang.   July 2012 – September...

R/V Seawolf on Storage Wars

In late July 2013, the RV Seawolf escorted Chris Morelli & Tad Eaton from “Storage Wars: New York” in Port Jefferson Harbor to conduct an experiment with a water sampler they found in a storage locker.  Instrument Engineer Tom Wilson helped them test...

HSC Roof Preinstallation Check

Instrument Engineer Tom Wilson, along with assistants Greg Smith and Alex Sneddon, head to the roof of the Health Sciences Center to inspect the location for the weather station and webcam to be installed.  Photos by Mark Lang...
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