School for Marine Science & Technology


UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) is a nationally and internationally recognized research institution located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the nation’s top fishing port. SMAST’s cutting-edge research projects emphasize interdisciplinary basic-to-applied marine sciences and the development of innovative technologies.

Rigorous courses are taught by distinguished faculty who have expertise in a diverse range of issues centered on estuarine and ocean sciences and marine fisheries oceanography. SMAST offers world-class academic options, including master's- and doctoral-level degree programs, as well as an Intercampus Marine Science program.


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October 11, 2016 UMass Dartmouth doctoral candidate recognized for research on ecology of squid Owen Nichols, who is pursing his studies at SMAST, is the second recipient of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s John Annala Fishery Leadership Award.
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September 26, 2016 Marine science facility reaches construction milestone $55 million 76,000 square foot facility in New Bedford, the nation’s #1 fishing port, is being built in partnership with state Division of Marine Fisheries
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September 21, 2016 UMass Dartmouth researchers awarded $525,967 to test the positive “oyster effect” on estuaries and salt ponds endangered by high nitrogen levels Initiative focused on Westport River is part of $4.6 million program to protect southeast New England coastal watersheds through innovative “soft solutions”