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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

Dana Hall

Challenger Hall

Challenger Hall

Endeavour Hall

Endeavour Hall

Discovery Hall

Discovery Hall

The Boat House

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 Campus

Southampton Marine Science Center

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

Flax Pond Marine Lab 15 Shore Drive Old Field, NY 11733 Phone: 631-675-1285

News articles related to SoMAS facilities are listed below:

Summer Institute at Flax Pond Marine Laboratory

Over the summer, Steve Abrams at the Flax Pond Marine Laboratory hosted the Padilla and Grella lab.  The full album of pictures, taken by Rebecca Grella, is available on her website:

Emily Markowitz receives Undergraduate Recognition Award

SoMAS is proud to announce that Emily Markowitz has been awarded the 2016 Undergraduate Recognition William J. Sullivan Award, the most prestigious service award Stony Brook presents to a graduating senior for academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom...

Emily Markowitz (BS, 2015)

In the Fall of 2015, Emily Markowitz was a senior graduating with a major Marine Sciences with minors in Coastal Environmental Science, Geospatial Science and Theatre.  She was accepted into the Accelerated BS/MS degree program with Dr. Janet Nye in her Fisheries...

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...


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...

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...

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