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Instrument Laboratory – eShop

The Ocean Instrument Laboratory provides engineering, technical, and logistic support for scientific and oceanographic research. While our primary clients are research groups at SoMAS, we also serve external clients located around the USA and internationally.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Instrument and systems design,
  • Instrument calibration,
  • Research cruise and shipboard support,
  • Electronic repair,
  • Equipment rentals.
  • MSRC VDB-1 Vortex Debubbler

For more information, contact:

Thomas C. Wilson, Jr. – Instrument Engineer and EShop Manager
Office: Discovery 107a
Mobile/text: 516-662-3528

Alex Sneddon – Instrument Technician
Office: Discovery 111
Mobile/text: 631-379-4840

Laboratory: Discovery Hall Room 102
Voice: 631-632-8706 Fax: 631-632-8820

The Ocean Instrument Laboratory is a technical service unit of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

The articles below feature the work and personnel from the eShop

SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

Earthstock, the Stony Brook University annual celebration of Earth Day, has been an annual tradition for years.  This year, in honor of our 50th Anniversary, SoMAS had a very significant presence at the event. On Monday April 17th, New York State Assemblyman Steve...

SoMAS and the R/V Seawolf attend SUBMERGE 2016

Great crowds attended the second annual SUBMERGE festival at Hudson River Park's Pier 26.  The event was hosted by Hudson River Park and the New York Hall of Science and SoMAS was there to participate!  Over 6000 people were in attendance! David Bowman, Jason...

R/V Seawolf Cruises With University of West Indies Students

For several years now, SUNY has had a partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to further collaborative research and instruction by teams of faculty members from both institutions.  As part of that collaboration Dr. Brad Peterson (SUNY) and Dayne Buddo...

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 the...

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...

Great South Bay Buoy #1 Damage

The Great South Bay Buoy #1 was damaged by another vessel.  Instrument Engineer Tom Wilson and his assistant Greg Smith worked with Dr. Charles Flagg to bring the buoy in and survey the damage....

Sound Science Ferry Gala

Sound Science A Ferry-based Data Observation System On September 29, 2003, the Marine Sciences Research Center unveiled its newest environmental monitoring system at a gala event on board the ferry boat P.T. BARNUM. The BARNUM sailed under clear skies at 1730 from...

Malcolm J. Bowman Honored

  Presidential Mini-Grant for Innovative Teaching Projects October 10, 2001   Real Time Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Teaching Laboratory Purpose: The purpose of this project is to establish a monitoring station to gather critical environmental data...

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