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Happy Holidays 2017!

Dear Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, and Friends: As 2017 comes to a close, we can reflect on a year during which federal environmental programs have experienced philosophical changes from protection, management and recovery to a laissez-faire model and considerable...

Memorial Scholarship Winners Honored at Annual Liblit Breakfast

On Tuesday, November 14, the  Evan R. Liblit Scholarship winners were formally announced at our annual Liblit Fundraiser/Scholarship Breakfast held at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip.  This year marks the 20th year of the Liblit Scholarship Fund.   Our...

Celebrating 50 Years With The Risk Of Saying Nothing

Photo above:  At the keynote for our "Risk of Saying Nothing" environmental media conference, five Deans stand with proclamations from local government officials.  From left, Valerie Cartright, Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman, Dr. Malcolm Bowman, Dr. Minghua Zhang,...

Geospatial Center to celebrate GIS Day @ SBU

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Noon to 4pm North Reading Room Learning Lab, Melville Library 1st floor. International GIS Day is November 15th. The Geospatial Center (School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) and the University Libraries celebrate GIS Day by hosting...

Two SoMAS Faculty Recipients of NSF CAREER Awards

STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 10, 2017 – The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University is honored to have two faculty recipients of Faculty Early Career Development awards and federal funding from the National Science Foundation...

Relevant Learning on the Rise at Stony Brook

Above: Distinguished Professor Jeffrey Levinton and student Quemar Blake check on a basket of oysters in Stony Brook harbor. From Relevant Learning on the Rise at Stony Brook on SBU Happenings, November 3, 2017 Relevant learning — a teaching method through...

The Fate of Forage Fish on East Coast Lies With November Decision

A letter signed by 118 scientists led by Professor Ellen Pikitch of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) makes the case for the importance of managing menhaden, the leading forage fish on the Northeast Atlantic Coast, with an...

SoMAS Participates in New York Harbor Educational Tour

On October 10, 2017, the National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure commemorated the fifth anniversary of Super Storm Sandy with a Coastal Resiliency Storm Surge Barrier Boat Tour in New York Harbor.  As described in the invitation "Join us...

The Risk of Saying Nothing

"The Risk of Saying Nothing" Environmental Media Conference On Friday October 13th, join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences as we explore “The Risk of Saying Nothing,” an environmental media...

SoMAS 50th Anniversary

Interim Dean of SoMAS, Larry SwansonWelcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Read More from the Dean

U.S Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report

From Read the Draft of the Climate Change Report by the New York Times, August 7, 2017 A final draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. The report was completed this year and is...

SoMAS Professors Share Expertise and Advocacy on Hudson Fisheries

Photo above: The sloop Clearwater sails on the Hudson River. From SoMAS Professors Share Expertise and Advocacy on Hudson Fisheries on Stony Brook Matters, July 18th 2017 Three Stony Brook science professors delivered a powerful message to Capitol Hill at a public...

Governor Cuomo Takes Hands-On Approach to Support Water Quality

Pictured above, from Left to Right: Governor Cuomo, Prof. Gobler, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, County Executive Steve Bellone and  Assemblyman Steve Englebright. From the Stony Brook University Capitols and Communities Newsletter, June 28, 2017. Governor Andrew Cuomo has...

Congressman Paul Tonko Tours SBU Water Quality Research Labs

Pictured above: Congressman Paul Tonko (fourth from right) tours Dr. Laura Wehermann's lab in SoMAS along with Center for Clean Water Technology staff.  From the Stony Brook University Capitols and Communities Newsletter, June 28, 2017. On June 6, Congressman Paul...

SoMAS Professor is Advancing Nobel Prize-Winning Science

From the RFSUNY Annual Report 2016 Dr. Edmund Chang, professor of atmospheric sciences at the Institute of Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and coleader of a NOAA task force,  investigates...

SoMAS Convocation 2017

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Student Activities Center auditorium. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty and staff to celebrate the completion of their journey at...

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...

ROBERT D. CESS DISTINGUISHED TAOS SEMINAR 2017

The Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres (ITPA) invites a distinguished scholar each year to present a seminar to honor the contributions of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert D. Cess to the development of atmospheric sciences at Stony Brook...

2017 Winners of the JR Schubel Fellowship

The Jerry R. Schubel Graduate Fellowship Program provides an annual award for SoMAS graduate students committed to translating science into forms that are accessible to the public and/or inform public policy. The Schubel Fellows will help serve as “ambassadors” for...

Bay Scallop Bowl 2017

The 2017 Bay Scallop Bowl was a great success--thank you to all who attended and the students who participated! The success of the Bowl could not be achieved without the help of the volunteers and the extraordinary effort of Rachel Silver, Kim Knoll and Bill Wise. The...

University Enjoys Great Relationship With Wildlife Refuge

Photo above:  The wildlife tank from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge From University Enjoys Great Relationship With Wildlife Refuge by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook Matters, February 14, 2017 As every Biology 101 student knows, symbiosis is a mutually beneficial relationship...

Worm Lab Research Discovers Crumb Rubber Contains Heavy Metals

Chemosphere, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on environmental contaminants, has published a paper from the Sustainability Studies Earthworm Ecotoxicology Lab: Pochron, S., Fiorenza, A., Sperl, C., Ledda, B., Patterson, C., Tucker, C., … & Panico, N. (2017)....

SoMAS 50th Anniversary

Welcome!Welcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Read More from the Dean

Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China

From SoMAS’ Ellen Pikitch Part of Team Studying Marine Fisheries Reform in China on Stony Brook Matters, January 23, 2017 Professor Ellen Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at...

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