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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July 21, 2016 Work of UMassD marine scientists on display August 7 Researchers at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology will showcase work at Fifth Annual Boston Seafood Festival
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July 19, 2016 SMAST researchers' newly patented strategy would enhance fisheries management Onboard 3D camera system aimed at reducing monitoring costs and increasing fish count accuracy
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July 19, 2016 Sea ice: a key regional feature of the Arctic Ocean and a sign of global climate change UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) researchers examine significant impact of climate change on sea ice variation