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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August 25, 2017 UMass Dartmouth PhD candidate named runner-up for Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship Megan Winton's research will improve understanding of Cape Cod’s emerging white shark population and serve as the foundation for future monitoring and conservation efforts.
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August 11, 2017 SMAST hosts Tabor Academy high students In addition to lessons on ocean technology, students gained knowledge about the vast career opportunities for aspiring marine scientists.The multi-week orientation is part of an ongoing collaboration between SMAST and the Tabor Academy.
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July 26, 2017 Dahlia Medeiros ’12, environmental scientist and engineer UMassD alum joins Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Waterway Protection Program to help address Commonwealth's statewide concerns