The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, based in upper Manhattan, serves as a hub for environmental science research across The City University of New York. This diverse research community encompasses faculty, staff, and students from colleges across the five boroughs of New York City.

The Environmental Sciences Initiative operates on the top floor of the ASRC building and houses state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories for chemical and isotopic measurements, remote sensing capabilities, and a rooftop laboratory facility to house an atmospheric LIDAR sensor, among other instruments.

Our team, led by Dr. Charles Vörösmarty, includes a dynamic mix of scientists, staff, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates from across CUNY. We also host a dynamic population of visiting scientists from across the globe. The Initiative brings a distinct research vision for environmental science, with a focus on uniting state of the art scientific knowledge, research and analytical capabilities, and environmental sensing technologies to address the fundamental environmental research questions facing the globe.

Contact Us

Dr. Charles Vörösmarty
Director, Environmental Sciences Initiative
Email: cvorosmarty@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212.413.3040

Dr. Anthony Cak
Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Initiative
Email: acak@gc.cuny.edu
Phone: 212.413.3141