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.