Academics

Centers

  • Large Pelagics Research Center: ​The Large Pelagics Research Center works closely with fishermen and using state-of-the-art technologies. LPRC conducts biological and ecological research on pelagic species including tunas, sharks, billfish, and sea turtles. We endeavor to develop scientific understanding that supports effective ecosystem-based management strategies for these highly migratory Atlantic marine species. Contact Dr. Molly Lutcavage for more information.
  • Center for Coastal Studies: Based in Provincetown MA, the center's mission is to conduct scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine; to promote stewardship of coastal and marine ecosystems;  to conduct educational activities and to provide educational resources that encourage the responsible use and conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems; and to collaborate with other institutions and individuals whenever possible to advance the Center’s mission.
  • Sustainable Seafood Collaboratory: The collaboratory is a network of university and nonprofit researchers who, through their work, provide advice, convene workshops and meetings, engage stakeholders, and develop new research and technologies that directly serve the seafood supply chain from marine ecosystems to retailers. Our work is directly responsive to the needs of the industry and is advanced through collaboration and cooperation with farmers, fishers, wholesalers, processors and retailers. Our goal is to advance the resilience of our marine economy, specifically seafood, to the threats of climate change.
  • Boston Harbor Islands Center: The Boston Harbor Islands Center links students, educators, researchers, park managers, and community volunteers through compelling experiential learning that is linked to substantive scientific and scholarly research.
  • Center for Governance and Sustainability: Based out of the McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies, the Center for Governance and Sustainability seeks to bring academic rigor to real-world policy challenges in environment, development, and sustainability governance.
  • Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness: Based out of UMass Boston's College of Management, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness aims to understand the interactions between business and environmental issues in order to facilitate the transformation of business practice and culture and enhance decision-making processes.
  • Center for Coastal Environmental Sensing Networks: The CESN at UMass Boston is researching the development of "smart" sensor networks for observing interactions of coastal systems in order to help manage our coastal resources and solve current and future coastal problems.
  • Fiske Center for Archaeological Research: As an international leader in interdisciplinary research, the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research promotes a vision of archaeology as a multi-faceted, theoretically rigorous field that integrates a variety of analytical perspectives into its studies of the cultural and biological dimensions of colonization, urbanization, and industrialization over the past thousand years in the Americas and Atlantic World.