Stony Brook University is preparing for the construction of a new Marine Sciences Center for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences which will replace and expand the current waterfront Marine Sciences Research facilities. The shovel ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday morning in Southampton where the architectural renderings will be unveiled as well.
The new addition to Southampton Campus is going to be a 15,000 square foot research and teaching facility. The university proclaims that the new facility will allow the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences to perform groundbreaking research on the issues that the Long Island and world ecosystems face. This new facility will also allow the school to offer more classes with experimental components.
Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. are credited for being the key role players in securing the funding from the state for the project.