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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


For general questions related to the Southampton Marine Sciences Center, please contact
Christopher Paparo
8 Little Neck Road
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

News articles related to SoMAS facilities are listed below:

SoMAS Faculty Wins EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge

From Long Island Scientist Wins EPA Advanced Septic System Nitrogen Sensor Challenge by Sonia Mohabir on, May 5, 2020. NEW YORK (May 5, 2020) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a scientist from Stony Brook University in Stony...

Celebrating the Top Stories of the Decade

As 2019 draws to a close, so does another decade of Making Scientific Research Count.  The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences accomplished much in the years between 2010 and 2019, recording $82 million in research expenditures, and over 1,300 degree...

NY Sea Grant Contributes to Marine Aquaculture Research Projects

Photo above: SBU’s Bassem Allam is the lead PI on a study of hard clams (photo by Bassem Allam); Inset photo: A worker at Norm Bloom & Son Oysters offloads shellfish harvested from the company’s beds in Norwalk, CT (photo by Judy Benson, Connecticut Sea Grant)....

Fall Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Photo above: the 2019 class of SUNY Chancellor's Award recipients, including SoMAS Adjunct Lecturer Maria Brown. Congratulations to SoMAS faculty and staff for their recent awards and recognitions. Interim President Michael Bernstein honored more than 65 faculty and...

High-Tech Instruments at SoMAS Empower the Search for Microplastics

From High-Tech Instruments Empower the Search for Microplastics by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook News, November 1, 2019 It’s an invisible problem on a global scale. Drinking straws, shopping bags and other plastic litter contaminating our beaches and oceans are easy to...

Cell Chemistry Illuminated by Laser Light

Image above: Raman microspectroscopy helps researchers observe cell chemistry by focusing a laser beam on a spot within a cell and then capturing light emitted after interactions with cellular molecules, which produces a molecular fingerprint (Raman spectrum). From...

Stony Brook Know-How Helps to Protect Long Island’s Water Supply

Photo above: Frank Russo delivers a rundown on Stony Brook University’s Wastewater Research and Innovation Facility. From Stony Brook Know-How Helps to Protect Long Island’s Water Supply on Stony Brook News by Rob Emproto on August 30, 2019. There are now about...

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