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Facilities & Institutes

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 is an interdisciplinary center for education, research, and public service. To increase understanding of the oceans and atmosphere and to apply that knowledge to resolving societal and environmental issues, SoMAS houses these mission-oriented institutes:


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


Willa Schultz
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