School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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The School for Marine Science and Technology is the marine campus of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. It is located in the south coast area of Massachusetts, with facilities in the cities of New Bedford and Fairhaven. SMAST has two departments: the Department of Estuarine Ocean Sciences and the Department of Fisheries Oceanography. It currently (March 2008) has 15 active faculty members and nearly 50 graduate students, about 15 of which are seeking a PhD in various fields of marine science and technology. Scientists at the SMAST have expertise in ocean modeling and prediction, ocean observation, fisheries science and management, coastal systems science, ocean acoustics, biogeochemistry, remote sensing, and ocean technology. Research is supported by the school’s two-story, 32,000-square-foot building and docking facilities on Clark’s Cove, which provide access to Buzzards Bay.

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