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SMAST East building. Photo by: Ellenzweig, architect


UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) offers graduate degree programs, which focus on interdisciplinary basic-to-applied marine sciences and the development of related innovative technologies.

In addition to the scholarly marine science and technology communities, the SMAST mission also emphasizes interaction with regional industry, and government and non-governmental agencies on compelling regional marine-related issues and technological development. 

Research is conducted at the SMAST East and SMAST West facilities. Both state-of-the-art facilities are located in New Bedford, the nation's #1 fishing port by value. 

SMAST scientists conduct research in

  • biogeochemical cycling
  • coastal ecosystem dynamics and restoration
  • computational modeling
  • fisheries science and management
  • marine ecosystems and climate
  • marine renewable energy focusing on windfarm development
  • ocean observing/remote sensing
  • ocean physics and engineering

View the SMAST Code of Conduct and Diversity Statement (PDF).

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