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 24, 2016 Underwater robot is on a multi-week mission to capture valuable ocean data UMass Dartmouth’s ocean glider “Blue” captures late spring Cold Pool ocean data in preparation for the summer hurricane season
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May 13, 2016 NAACP Chair challenges UMass Dartmouth graduates “to raise their voices in the public square” University celebrates engineering, visual and performing arts, nursing, and marine science students during afternoon ceremony
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May 11, 2016 Brian Rothschild: Founding Dean, UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology To receive the Chancellor’s Medal at the May 13 commencement ceremony for the Colleges of Engineering, Nursing, Visual & Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science & Technology.


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.