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A multitude of assets. Graduate students at IMS have the unique benefit of choosing to work from one of five diverse campuses. More importantly, while a student chooses a specific campus as a base, the myriad of assets from the other four campuses are also available. This flexibility enables a broad and thorough examination of […]
Five campuses provide varied facilities and resources. Combining facilities and resources from five campuses into a single, coherent graduate program greatly expands the opportunities for IMS students. Students have access to a much greater range of research opportunities, faculty expertise, and facilities than exists on one campus alone. Each campus has a number of departments […]
IMS offers three graduate degree programs: MS, PhD, and Professional Science Masters (PSM). Students graduating from the program receive a joint degree from UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell. The degree programs are fundamentally grounded in a broad, integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of marine sciences and technology and science management. Students […]
Option areas offer breadth and depth. UMass IMS program offers 7 option areas to choose from, providing you with a broad spectrum to study–from the boundless nature of our outer atmosphere to the microscopic inner workings of the human body. Marine and Atmospheric System Modeling and Analysis, Coastal Systems Science, Integrated Coastal Management […]
The University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science (IMS) graduate program is an exceptional place to earn your advanced degree in marine science. The comprehensive, multidisciplinary program to matches the complex nature of marine sciences, and brings together expertise in marine science and related fields under the umbrella of the entire University of Massachusetts system.
While interested students apply to an individual UMass “home” campus, all students have access to intercampus faculty mentoring, cross-campus enrollment in a variety of relevant on-campus or online courses, cross-campus collaboration for research opportunities, resource sharing, and library access. Our local, regional, and worldwide partnerships also provide a unique learning experience.
Our mission is the scientific understanding, management, economic growth, and sustainability of our marine environments. Our wide-ranging program also focuses on our aquatic ecosystem and its contribution to humanity. The IMS program also provides a community for current students and faculty to enliven and simplify their educational experience.
If you’re interested in pursuing one of our programs as a graduate student, we invite you to apply. Please carefully review our admissions information and application criteria and submission process. If you are interested in joining us as a faculty member, or if you would like to partner with us, please contact us directly.
SMAST PhD candidate is published in Marine Ecology Progress Series and featured on National Geographic TV special “Return of the White Shark.”
Clear your mind, and our trails! Join us clearing the cardinal trail Oct 25. Meeting at the Tripp Athletic Center. Bring water and stay hydrated!
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Thursday, October 26, 2023 – Library Room 135 (DiSH) or via Zoom – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. In 2010, a container ship and a cargo ship carrying critical project material collided off the Mumbai shore. Operations at India’s biggest container port were affected after the collision. There were significant environmental concerns as well as serious supply chain management issues for an important ongoing capital-intensive project following this unexpected event. In this presentation, Sanjeev K Pathak, will talk about his first-hand account of this incident, resolution of the implications as well as the paper he intends to publish about the supply chain issues surrounding this wreck. Register here. https://lib.umassd.edu/dish/ Contact: emma.wood@umassd.edu
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Join us watching My Octopus Teacher, a documentary on a free diver learning the ocean with an octopus mentor. There will be free hot chocolate, brownies & smores! CCB 149, Oct 26 at 6:00 PM
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The Office of Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the presentations for the 2023 Internal Seed Funding and University Scholars/University Fellows Programs. Please encourage your colleagues and students to attend and support the recipients of the 2023 Internal Funding Awards and to learn about their research projects. Light refreshments will be served.
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 122, Grand Reading Room
Mechanical Engineering MS Thesis Defense by Mr. Patrick Pasteris DATE: November 10, 2023 TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. LOCATIONS: -SMAST EAST-101 836 South Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02744 -Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://umassd.zoom.us/j/95916698580?pwd=ZW85SHZZRWg5SmttaW1weFJ4V1BtUT09 Meeting ID: 959 1669 8580 (contact ppasteris@umassd.edu or scunha@umassd.edu for the Passcode) TOPIC: Development of a Lightweight Buoyancy Vehicle for Upper Ocean Surveys ABSTRACT: Upper ocean observations play a pivotal role in weather forecasting, particularly in predicting severe weather conditions like hurricanes, and ensuring maritime safety. However, the prevailing profiling devices, designed primarily for deep ocean missions, are prohibitively expensive for upper ocean monitoring. This research focuses on a complete redesign of the buoyancy engine mechanism to create a cost-effective autonomous profiler specifically for the upper ocean. The primary objective of this study is to conceive a lightweight, affordable, and user-friendly upper ocean profiler tailored to individual user requirements. The proposed Aurelia Upper Ocean Profiler (UOP), inspired by the Aurelia jellyfish genus, is engineered for upper-ocean profiling within the top 200 meters. It utilizes a simplified buoyancy engine, integrates readily available components, and employs rapid prototyping, leading to substantial reductions in production costs. Aurelia determines its depth by regulating its density using a syringe pump and observing oceanic pressure differentials. The design encompasses wireless connectivity, a modular hull, a scalable buoyancy engine, and an intuitive interface. Our presentation will begin by examining technologies employed for subsurface oceanic data collection, referencing the World Ocean’s Database. A two-decade data analysis reveals a predominant emphasis on upper ocean measurements by most instruments, with the exception of profilers. There is a noticeable shift towards autonomous data collection vehicles, which can operate without persistent ship oversight. The conspicuous upper ocean data collection gap in traditional profilers arises from the very high costs of their buoyancy engines. The Aurelia UOP’s inception can be traced back to a 2016 Senior Capstone project, spearheaded by the candidate, Mr. Pasteris. This pioneering idea of a new buoyancy engine was subsequently expanded upon by mentoring five multidisciplinary Capstone teams, each conceptualizing distinct subsystems. These subsystems underwent evaluation, refinement, and eventual integration into the Aurelia as part of this thesis. The culmination of this research is the Aurelia UOP Lite compact 10lb device capable of delving to depths of 50m. Envisioned as a precursor to a comprehensive upper ocean model, this prototype can be programmed via an Android interface using Bluetooth. It is designed for versatility, executing multi-command missions for drifting, profiling, and sensor readings based on user-specified time/depth intervals. The thesis wraps up by detailing a series of tank and ocean tests undertaken during the development of the Aurelia UOP Lite. .ADVISOR: – Dr. Amit Tandon, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, UMassD COMMITTEE MEMBERS: – Dr. Alice Pietri, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, SMAST and Affiliate faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMassD – Dr. John Buck, Chancellor Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Affiliate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMassD Open to the public. All MNE students are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Amit Tandon (atandon@umassd.edu). Open to the public. All MNE students are encouraged to attend.
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