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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August 12, 2016 Steel work for School for Marine Science & Technology expansion project near completion Steel beam makes it way to UMass Dartmouth quad in celebration of new building construction milestone
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August 9, 2016 UMass Dartmouth researchers receive funding to build and maintain coastal ocean observing system Coastal observing system will assist in capturing ocean data on several Northeastern islands
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August 8, 2016 UMass Dartmouth, Republic of Iceland sign marine science, biotech research agreement Pact results from 2015 university visit by Iceland delegation and U.S. Ambassador Robert Barber