SOMAS and Library collaborate to re-issue previously published works

The Stony Brook University Libraries and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS) announces the online, re-issue in digital format of the school’s well established and respected, published research —  Special Reports and Working Papers series.  Previously published in bound paper format, both series are now available in digitized format through the SUNY-wide Digital Repository, DSpace.

The series contains a wealth of information pertaining to environmental studies, including information on local arenas such as the Long Island Sound. Each individually bound Working Papers and Special Reports was converted to a searchable .pdf format with the needs of researchers in mind.  Each DSpace entry contains a catalog entry replete with key information including authors, summaries, and subject headings. Life-long environmental researchers and individuals curious about the state of environmental affairs in the late twentieth century will find an abundance of valuable information in these historic and seminal works.  Many of which raised early concerns for the preservation of our local environments, and  diligently advocated for a balance between commerce and conservation; a rousing reminder our human existence is dependent upon the health of our marine and atmospheric environments.  Any reader of these collections is bound to experience a drive to re-connect with our environment and make considerable use of the indispensable scholarship now readily available in digital format.

Information on these and other related online resources available from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences may be found by visiting their website, or by visiting the  Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Library.

For direct access to the two collections, visit:  For information on the Libraries’ other local online collections and initiatives, visit us at our Digital Collections Libguide page.


Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail:
Kristen Nyitray
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