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Marine and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences programs are designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of the processes that affect the earth’s surface and their importance to society.

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Marine and Environmental Sciences Degree Programs

There are many programs offered for both undergraduates and graduates, on main campus in Boston and at the Marine Science Center in Nahant with an emphasis on experiential learning through programs like the Three Seas Program, enabling students to experience marine life first-hand.


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Connecting the Land and Sea

Terrestrial plants account for the vast majority of life on land, and their contribution to life in the sea might be larger than you think.
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Example of the type of small autonomous underwater vehicle that will be used for this project. Image courtesy of Bonaire 2008: Exploring Coral Reef Sustainability with New Technologies.

NOAA Funds MSC Exploration of Ancient Marine Forest

A team of researchers from the MSC has received a grant from the NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research division to explore the remains of an ancient and now-submerged forest, in…
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A wave hits a seawall in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Northeastern University/Carole McCauley

Seawalls as Stepping Stones

A recent paper co-authored by MSC researcher Francis Choi and Professor Brian Helmuth is the result of an ongoing collaboration with colleagues in China, and explores the combined impacts of…
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