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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February 16, 2017 UMass Dartmouth to host two-day teach-in focused on diversity and social justice Multiple events on March 1-2 designed to promote active civic engagement and open dialogue
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January 24, 2017 UMass Dartmouth scientists deploy new video system to survey Atlantic Cod population on the Stellwagen Bank fishing grounds School for Marine Science and Technology team aims to measure abundance, density, and size distribution to aid in management of the fishery
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January 18, 2017 UMass Dartmouth professor of fisheries oceanography recognized for outstanding service Dr. Pingguo He receives award for his contributions to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea