SoMAS became a school at Stony Brook University in 2007, but we have existed for more than 50 years as the Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC) and the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres (ITPA).  In 2015, the Sustainability Studies Department (SUS) became part of SoMAS.

This page attempts to capture a piece of that history by providing links to information, reports, images and video.  SoMAS has published several series of reports and documents that are available here.

Historical Documents Digital repository of Special Reports, Technical Documents and other publications created by SoMAS

Newsletters Archive of SoMAS newsletters

Technical and Special Data Reports

Special Reports

Working Papers

Promotional Materials and Brochures

MSRC Video Archive  Videos created on behalf of the MSRC.

F/V Bagatell Conversion Diary – Documentation of the conversion process of the F/V Bagatell into the flagship of the SoMAS Fleet: the R/V Seawolf (News Item) (PDF)

R/V Onrust – Research Vessel Onrust information (Archived Diary)



SoMAS / MSRC / ITPA Website History

SoMAS web site – 2008 – 2015 web site

Old SoMAS web site – The previous version of the SoMAS web site (Pre-2008)

Older MSRC web site – The MSRC website until 2003

MSRC website (PDF):  1996

Iterations of MSRC –’s collection of the Marine Science Research Center’s web site

Old ITPA web site – The previous version of the ITPA web site


Photo Albums from the Archives

What is (was) the MSRC? Slideshow on Facebook

MSRC – This Is Your Life Google Presentation showcasing the history of MSRC as it transitions into SoMAS, created by Malcolm Bowman

Photos from the SoMAS Archives Volume 1 on Facebook

Photos from the SoMAS Archives Volume 2 on Facebook

Aerial Shots of Long Island – Images by George Rowland of MSRC on Facebook

Aerial Shots of Breach at Moriches Inlet in 1980 on Facebook

Promotional Materials of the MSRC on Google Plus

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