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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.

Scope of Services

The EShop provides a wide variety of services in support of both laboratory and field research:

  • Budget and Proposal Assistance
  • Instrument and Systems Design
  • Equipment Repair
  • Field Equipment Rental
  • Field Operations Support
  • Calibration and Analysis Services
  • Seawolf CTD Support
  • Flax Pond Support
  • Teaching Laboratory
  • Education and Public Outreach

For more information, contact:

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

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

Chris Crosby (BS, 2019)

From Chris Crosby ‘19 Aims to Leave the Planet Healthier Than He Found It on Stony Brook News by Glenn Jochum Maybe it was going hunting and fishing with his grandmother. Or being glued to the Discovery Channel as a kid. Either way, Chris Crosby’s love of nature was...

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...


STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 10, 2014 -Stony Brook University will host its second TEDxSBU event on Nov. 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The theme of this year’s event is “Connect the Dots,” and will feature 16 speakers and...

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 are available on Google Photos....

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.

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