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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May 3, 2016 UMass Dartmouth announces 2016 student commencement speakers Nearly 2,000 members of the Class of 2016 will receive undergraduate and graduate diplomas over the course of four Commencement ceremonies
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April 27, 2016 UMassD announces 2016 Commencement honorees Nearly 2,000 to receive diplomas
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April 25, 2016 UMassD professor of physical oceanography talks career options with junior high school students Dr. Miles Sundermeyer recently participated in the STEM Academy’s inaugural “Exploration & Discovery Day" to discuss career paths in the field of ocean sciences with 7th and 8th grade students.


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.