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Governors Island Center for Climate Solutions

Stony Brook University is one of several global institutions and research centers vying to become the anchor establishment for a climate science related development project by the City of New York and Trust for Governors Island. The selected institution will become a key partner to the city in positioning itself as a global hub for climate science research and solutions. It will receive real estate on Governors Island — a 172-acre island located south of Manhattan and west of Brooklyn — and up to $150 million for capital improvements.

This opportunity aligns with Stony Brook University's current mission and complements much of the research and education already happening here. This initiative would help position Stony Brook as a global convener for addressing one of the world's greatest challenges — climate change. 

This is a serendipitous moment that could play a very important role in determining Stony Brook's future. Join us in imagining how we take full advantage.

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Spotlight: Governors Island Competition Webinar


President Maurie McInnis is joined by Vice President of Advancement Justin Fincher and Associate Dean for Research Kevin Reedleads in a conversation around climate change and Stony Brook University’s proposal to serve as the anchor institution for a Climate Solutions Center on Governors Island in New York City. Learn more about the climate science work that is being done by the university and why Stony Brook is uniquely positioned to lead this once-in-a-lifetime project. And, if you have a few moments after you’ve viewed the video, please share your thoughts in this survey.

The Research University: A Catalyst for Equitable Climate Solutions and Education
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Webinar featuring a panel of university, economic development and industry experts who will explore the role of universities in helping our communities meet the climate challenge.

Watch the Recording