School for Marine Science and Technology
- ocean modeling and monitoring
- fisheries science and management
- coastal systems science
- ocean acoustics
- remote sensing
- ocean engineering
The School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) is the marine campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, located in the historical city of New Bedford, America's premier fishing port. SMAST grants the MS and PhD degrees in seven interdisciplinary fields, and offers a dual-degree PhD program with the Institute of Oceanography at University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Research is supported by the School's two-story, 32,000-square-foot building and docking facilities on Clark's Cove which provide access to Buzzards Bay. Recently, SMAST has expanded to occupy part of the AT&T building in Fairhaven.
At SMAST we focus on interdisciplinary basic to applied marine sciences and the development of related innovative technologies. In addition to the scholarly marine science and technology communities, the SMAST mission also emphasizes interaction with regional industry, government and non-governmental agencies on compelling regional marine-related issues and technological development.
SMAST grants the MS and PhD degrees in seven interdisciplinary fields through the University of Massachusetts School of Marine Sciences (UMass SMS). The system-wide graduate school combines the resources of five campuses and some eighty faculty members from more than a dozen departments. For information about academic programs visit the UMass SMS website at www.umassmarine.net.
Steven Lohrenz, Dean
Avijit Gangopadhya, Associate Dean