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 1, 2016 Cranberry and fisheries research funding included in budget passed by Legislature Budget includes $450,000 for School for Marine Science and Technology and $100,000 for Cranberry Health Research Center.
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June 24, 2016 National Science Foundation awards grant to School for Marine Science & Technology researcher Three-year study based on nitrous oxide cycling will provide relevant data to the Arctic science community and contribute to STEM workforce development
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June 23, 2016 Dr. Cynthia Pilskaln, UMass Dartmouth Professor of Oceanography, talks climate science with policymakers Leading scientist at School for Marine Science & Technology shares her expertise on the impacts of climate change


Dean Steven E. Lohrenz The NASA Carbon Monitoring System Program awarded funds to Dr. Steven E. Lohrenz of SMAST to develop a modeling framework for carbon management.
Professor Pingguo He The NOAA Fisheries Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant Program awarded two projects with a total of $481,000 to Dr. Pingguo He.