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bowl Environmental decision-makers need the best scientific information and expertise available. SoMAS works closely with coastal businesses, elected officials at all levels of government, environmental groups, natural resource managers, and planners. SoMAS conducts many public outreach programs, often in collaboration with schools and community organizations. Educating the public about local marine environments is an important part of SoMAS’ mission.

Educational Outreach

  • Bay Scallop Bowl
    • The Bay Scallop Bowl is a regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) held annually in New York. The bowl is hosted by the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences(SoMAS) at Stony Brook University and takes place on the Stony Brook University campus on a Saturday in February or early March. The competition features teams of high school students competing for cash prizes and a chance to represent New York in the NOSB final competition.


Vessel/Boat Charters — Educational Field Trips The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of Stony Brook University maintains a fleet of Research Vessels/ Boats ranging from 16 to 80 ft for scientific work, surveys, educational trips and charters. They are based at the Stony Brook University campus on the north shore of Long Island and at the Stony Brook Southampton campus on the south shore of Long Island. For more information on our vessels, visit our    Research Vessels page , or contact:

Mark Wiggins
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000
Tel: 631-632-8677 Fax: 631-632-8820

Brian Gagliardi
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway  Southampton, NY 11968  Tel: 631-356-5769  Fax: 631-632-5075  

Additionally, SoMAS operates other outreach efforts through our various facilities, including the      Flax Pond Marine Laboratory , the   Southampton Marine Sciences Center , and our Stony Brook campus location.


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