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Sara Hamideh Advocates for Equity in Disaster Recovery

From Sara Hamideh Advocates for Equity in Disaster Recovery by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, September 22, 2020. Finding more equitable approaches to recovery is a central concern in the work of Sara Hamideh, assistant professor at Stony Brook...

Fall Updates from SoMAS Faculty

The Fall Semester is off and running, and while classes are back in session, SoMAS faculty are bringing in research awards! Dr. Paul Shepson has received a new award from NSF's Office of Polar Programs, in support of the project: "Collaborative Research: CHemistry in...

SoMAS Takes Flight to Measure Air Quality in the Arctic and NYC

Photo above: The ALAR aircraft, operated by Paul Shepson, is one plane that will be flown in Alaska during CHACHA research. Photo credit: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research From SoMAS Takes Flight to Measure Air Quality in the Arctic and NYC on Stony...

SoMAS Study Projects More Intense Rain During Future Hurricanes

Photo Above: A visible image of Tropical Storm Cristobal on June 5 over the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas. New research suggests future storms that make landfall over eastern U.S. coasts may carry more intense rain totals per hour (credit: NASA Worldview) From...

Research Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Photo above: An automated mesocosm called the Red Sea Simulator that will be used by Dr. Karine Kleinhaus for her NSF-funded project. The end of classes at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is when research projects kick into full gear. Here are some of...

Stony Brook Students Join the Frontlines of Climate Change Research

From Stony Brook Students Join the Frontlines of Climate Change Research by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook University News, April 22, 2020. An acidic ocean that won’t support marine life. Plants and animals that can’t adapt to that acidification. Armed with facts and...

Caribbean Sharks in Need of Large Marine Protected Areas

Marine experts including a SoMAS scientist appeal to policy makers in a letter in Science Governments must provide larger spatial protections in the Greater Caribbean for threatened, highly migratory species such as sharks, is the call from a diverse group of marine...

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...

New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas

From New Study Reveals Important yet Unprotected Global Ocean Areas on Stony Brook News, October 25, 2019. The published findings may guide policymakers to increase MPAs STONY BROOK, NY, October 25, 2019 — The largest synthesis of important marine areas conducted to...

For SoMAS’s Oliver Shipley, Every Week is Shark Week

Photo above: Shipley prepares to submerge. From For SoMAS’s Oliver Shipley, Every Week is Shark Week on Stony Brook News on July 31, 2019 by Glenn Jochum Oliver Shipley might have one of the best assignments in the world— he gets to scrutinize what is arguably Earth’s...

SoMAS Student Spending Summer with the Sharks

Picture above:  SoMAS PhD student Lisa Crawford, fishing for sharks!  Photo by Charles Witek. We caught up with Stony Brook University Graduate Student Lisa Crawford during a busy summer field season, and she shared some of her summer adventures with us. Who are you? ...

Saving the Sharks by way of Biological Research

From Saving the Sharks by way of Biological Research on Stony Brook News on June 3, 2019. Global shark populations have experienced exponential declines for decades due to marine pollution, fisheries exploitation and coastal development. Oliver Shipley, a PhD student...

SoMAS Faculty Awarded NCAR Early Career Faculty Innovator Award

From Interdisciplinary Program to Examine Potential Coastal Impacts of Climate Change, Natural Hazards by David Hosansky on NCAR & UCAR News, May 16, 2019 The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is launching a significant new program this summer,...

Supercomputer Cloud Modeling Could Help to Predict Climate Change

From Supercomputer Cloud Modeling Could Help to Predict Climate Change by Glenn Jochum on Stony Brook News, May 13, 2019. One of Stony Brook University’s Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) core faculty members from SoMAS (The School of Marine and...

SoMAS MCP Students Spend Winter at Cape Eleuthera

Photo above: Marine Conservation and Policy Students at Cape Eleuthera Institute during a two-week field research class in Eleuthera Over Winter Break, Marine Conservation and Policy students participated in a field course held in collaboration with The Cape Eleuthera...

SoMAS Faculty Highlight 11th Volume of Annual Review of Marine Science

SoMAS authors contributed 3 of the 21 invited papers published in 2019 edition of the Annual Review of Marine Sciences.  The invitation to contribute to the Annual Review of Marine Sciences is a significant honor for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at...

Scientists Explore New Experimental Model Systems to Advance Biology

Photo above: Marine protists known as thraustochytrids produce carotenoids, which are responsible for giving them a yellow to orange color. Carotenoids are essential nutrients for animals, and of biotechnological interest for several applications. EMS scientists are...

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