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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December 22, 2016 UMass Dartmouth to hold 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast February 3 Donovan Livingston, an award-winning educator, spoken word poet, and public speaker will discuss the idea that every child has the right to “lift off” and achieve their dreams.
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December 13, 2016 New study highlights potential relationship between climate change and the Bay of Bengal Study, co-authored by UMass Dartmouth professor of oceanography, explains global significance of the Bay of Bengal's oxygen minimum zone waters
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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.