Scientists and students at the School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) pursue a range of leading-edge research projects, both independently and in collaboration with some of the most highly regarded oceanographic institutions.
Nearly all full-time students are supported by external research funds, and new assistantships are regularly available. We cultivate a combined emphasis on curiosity-driven and societal need-driven research and learning in an interdisciplinary environment that involves observations, modeling, experimentation, and theory. Research particulars are available on our inventory of SMAST laboratories below, arranged by major research themes.
SMAST investigators pursue cutting-edge research affecting the current and future wellbeing of the environment and humans.
- Biogeochemical Particle Flux and Sedimentation Group
- Isotope Biogeochemistry Group
- Marine Ecosystem Science
Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration
- Computational Methods Laboratory
- Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling Laboratory
- Oceanographic Modeling and Analysis Laboratory
- Biological Oceanography – Plankton Ecology
- Fay Laboratory
- Fish Behavior and Conservation Engineering
- Fisheries Biology and Assessment Laboratory
- Marine Finfish Dynamics Research Group
- Marine Fisheries Field Research Group
- Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute