SoMAS became a school at Stony Brook University in 2007, but we have existed for more than 40 years as the Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC) and the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres (ITPA).

This page attempts to capture a piece of that history by providing links to information, reports, images and video.

Historical Documents Digital repository of Special Reports, Technical Documents and other publications created by SoMAS

MSRC Video Archive Videos created on behalf of the MSRC.

F/V Bagatell Conversion Diary - Documentation of the conversion process of the F/V Bagatell into the flagship of the SoMAS Fleet: the R/V Seawolf

R/V Onrust - Research Vessel Onrust information

Old SoMAS web site - The previous version of the SoMAS web site (Pre-2008)

Older MSRC web site – The MSRC website until 2003

Iterations of MSRC -’s collection of the Marine Science Research Center’s web site

Old ITPA web site – The previous version of the ITPA web site

Photo Albums from the Archives

What is (was) the MSRC? Slideshow on Facebook

MSRC – This Is Your Life Google Presentation showcasing the history of MSRC as it transitions into SoMAS, created by Malcolm Bowman

Photos from the SoMAS Archives Volume 1 on Facebook

Photos from the SoMAS Archives Volume 2 on Facebook

Aerial Shots of Long Island - Images by George Rowland of MSRC on Facebook

Aerial Shots of Breach at Moriches Inlet in 1980 on Facebook

Promotional Materials of the MSRC on Google Plus