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2024 State of the Science Workshop

Taking an Ecosystem Approach

Workshop Venue

State of the Science Workshop on Offshore Wind, Wildlife, and Fisheries

July 16-19, 2024

We are pleased to host the 2024 State of the Science Workshop at Stony Brook University, located at 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794. Stony Brook is situated on a 1,039-acre site on the north shore of Long Island, and is approximately 60 miles east of New York City. Workshop sessions will be taking place in the Student Activities Center (SAC), located on the academic mall. 

For information on lodging options near the venue, please click here


There is free Wi-Fi available during the workshop. If you are registered to attend in-person you should have received an email from with your username and password. To connect select "WolfieNet-Guest" Wi-Fi network and select "already registered" to enter your username and password. For more information visit

If you have any issues with the Wi-Fi log in, please contact the Service Desk @ 631-632-9800 for assistance.


We are dedicated to making our event inclusive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of individual abilities or circumstances. For questions about access or to request accommodations that will help facilitate your full participation in this event (including but not limited to ALD/assistive listening devices, CART/real-time captioning, wheelchair access, dietary restrictions, lactation room access, and gender-neutral restroom access), please contact Eleanor Eckel at

Parking and Shuttles

There is accessible and free parking near the SAC for Workshop attendees. There are two parking lots (circled in yellow below). 

Venue Details 



In addition, the conference will be running shuttles from the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Holiday Inn Express to the Stony Brook Student Activities Center in the morning in time for the first sessions of the day, with return shuttles towards the end of scheduled events in the evening. It is approximately a 15 min ride from the Holiday Inn Express and a 30 min ride from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Please note there are separate shuttles going to each hotel. In the morning, they depart each hotel at different times. In the afternoon/evening, shuttles for both hotels depart at the same time – please ensure you get on the one labeled for your hotel!

Getting to the Workshop


From New York City, take the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) eastbound from the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan or the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge in Queens to exit 62, and follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for 9 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left. To find the campus via GPS, enter the address "100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794."

Public Transportation


Suffolk County Transit provides public transportation throughout Suffolk County including to Stony Brook's campus. More information can be found here


Long Island Railroad's Port Jefferson line runs from Penn Station in Manhattan to Stony Brook. The LIRR station is at the north end of the campus; campus shuttle services provide service to the central campus. Trains to and from Penn generally require transfers at Jamaica or Huntington. Hicksville is also a transfer point on some lines. The train schedule can be found here


  • A car ferry crosses Long Island Sound between Bridgeport, Connecticut and Port Jefferson, Long Island. From Port Jefferson, take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road, and turn left on Nicolls. The University entrances are the first three intersections you come to.

  • A car ferry also runs from New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island. From Orient Point, take Route 25A west to Nicolls Road and proceed as above.


MacArthur Airport is the closest airport to Stony Brook, located in Islip about 15 miles away. It is most accessible by car (rental counters are available at the airport), though from the the airport you can also take the Suffolk County Bus S57 (schedule) to the Smith Haven Mall (final stop). There you can transfer to the S60 (schedule), where you will get off at the University Administration Building, or the 3D (schedule), where you will get off at the University Student Union. Alternatively, shuttle service is available from Spartan Limousine, which can be reserved by calling 631-928-5454.

Driving directions to Stony Brook University from Islip-MacArthur Airport: Exit the airport and turn left onto Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 454 West). Merge onto Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and take the second exit onto Nicolls Road. Drive north for 12 miles. The main entrance to the University is on the left.


Other airports

New York City Area Airports (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark) are approximately 50-60 miles to the west.

  • Ubers and other car services are available at all airports. 

  • From JFK you can take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad for the train to Stony Brook (take the Port Jefferson line).

  • From LaGuardia Airport you can take a taxi for approximately $12 - $14 to the closest Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train station: the Woodside train station. From Woodside, you may take the LIRR to Stony Brook by transferring at the Jamaica train station.

  • From Newark, first take the AirTrain, which will take you to the Newark Airport Train Station, then you will take the New Jersey Transit train. The train ride from Newark Airport Train Station to Pennsylvania Station takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. From Pennsylvania Station, you can take the Long Island Rail Road to Stony Brook.

    Note: To get specific driving or public transportation directions from your origin of interest, please click the "directions" link in the embedded google map above

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