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 on the top floor of the ASRC houses state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories for chemical and isotopic measurements, coastal ecosystems, microbial ecology, and remote sensing. It also hosts a rooftop observatory with a unique vantage point for studying the meteorology and atmospheric dynamics of the city, using a LIDAR sensor and an array of other instrumentation.

Our research team, led by Charles Vörösmarty, Ph.D., includes faculty, 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 to the environmental sciences, uniting state-of-the-art analytical capabilities, environmental analytics, and sensing technologies to create fundamental scientific knowledge for addressing the fundamental environmental research questions facing the planet today and into the future.

Contact Us

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

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