UMass Boston




    For grad students or advanced undergrads with research experience - Conduct Research to Support the Development of a Co-stewardship Model for the Boston Harbor Islands Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Principles of Reciprocity for Park Stewardship and Science Projects



    For undergrads in Boston Harbor Islands: NPS-USGS project to develop a monitoring framework to assess intertidal biodiversity in mixed coarse substrate habitats across the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park (BOHA)


Our Mission 

The Division of Marine Operations (DMO) was founded at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1990 to provide support for marine-related field activities.

In carrying out this mission, DMO partners with various governmental and non-governmental agencies to bring the community to the harbor.

DMO provides transportation to students, staff, and faculty for various research and recreational purposes on its fleet of vessels. We also provide dockage, mooring, and training to boaters and sailors who wish to use our facilities at Columbia Point.