Green Harbors

As a harbor campus, UMass Boston offers a wealth of aquatic resources and programs that take advantage of its unique harbor location.

The Division of Marine Operations offers its vessels for a variety of educational research and recreational purposes to enhance learning and the quality of our coastal environment. The marine operations program has also participated in biodiesel for marine vessels initiatives. Numerous student sailing initiatives are also offered. For more information, visit the Division of Marine Operations' website at

UMass Boston’s Green Harbor project mission is to enhance coastal ecosystem stewardship through research, education, and outreach projects with a goal to establish a “green urban harbor” – a harbor that lives within ecological and human limits. For more information, visit

Many academic departments and institutes at UMass Boston offer courses, expertise, and experiential learning about the marine environment. The links provided below are not meant to be comprehensive; please ask the individual departments and institutes for more information: