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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November 30, 2016 Cross-border collaboration bolsters ocean tech opportunities UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) in Nova Scotia signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen commercial and innovation ties.
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November 7, 2016 School for Marine Science & Technology and Division of Marine Fisheries expand membership of joint institute promoting sustainable fisheries Director of NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center and marine director of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts join the Marine Fisheries Institute Advisory Council.
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October 24, 2016 UMass Dartmouth earns top 20 national ranking for civic engagement for fourth straight year University earns national finalist designation for economic opportunity initiatives, and national distinction for general community service, education, and interfaith efforts