Estuarine and Ocean Sciences

The School for Marine Science & Technology's (SMAST) Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences (DEOS) pursues state-of-the-art basic and applied marine science research and provides quality graduate education. The department has a strong interdisciplinary emphasis.

High priority is placed on the development of innovative approaches and technologies and the training of the next generation of marine scientists for academia, government, and the private sector. 

The DEOS faculty identify their research programs with one or more of three research focus areas:

  • Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration
  • Marine biogeochemical processes
  • Oceanographic Modeling and Analysis
  • Ocean Observing/Remote Sensing
  • Ocean Physics
  • Coastal ocean processes
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Coastal Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

Research approaches

These research-focus areas are natural groupings within which the faculty collaborate with one another on ongoing and proposed research projects as well as on the development and teaching of SMAST courses. The strength of the focus areas and the overall DEOS research program derives from the recognized expertise of the individual faculty researchers and their collaboration across disciplinary interfaces.

DEOS Faculty

Avijit
Gangopadhyay

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 230

508-910-6330
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Amit
Tandon

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
Science & Engineering 208A

508-999-8357
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Brian
Howes

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 116A

508-910-6325
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Cynthia
Pilskaln

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 218A

508-910-6327
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Daniel
MacDonald

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 233


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Mark
Altabet

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 122A

508-999-8622
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Miles
Sundermeyer

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology West, New Bedford 110A

508-999-8892
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Steven
Lohrenz

Dean & Professor

SMAST / Administration
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 203

508-910-6550
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Wendell
Brown

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 229

508-910-6395
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DEOS Adjunct Faculty

  • Brink, Kenneth: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (senior scientist emeritus)
  • Farrington, John: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (emeritus)
  • Ford, Kathryn: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  • Greene, Andrew: Naval UnderSea Warfare Center
  • Hebert, Dave: Bedford Institute of Oceanography
  • Honjo, Susumu: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (emeritus)
  • Lelong, M. Pascale: NorthWest Research Associates
  • Mahadevan, Amala: Physical Oceanographer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Pfister, Catherine: Hull Biological Laboratories, University of Chicago
  • Saint Laurent, Lou: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Teal, John: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (emeritus)
  • Taylor, Craig: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Warn-Varnas, Alex: Consultant, Jacobs Technology