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Steven Lohrenz MAS 2018

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Presentation for 2018 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference in Plymouth, MA

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Steven Lohrenz MAS 2018

  1. 1. School for Marine Science and Technology: Enabling Marine Research and Education Steven E. Lohrenz Dean School for Marine Science and Technology slohrenz@umassd.edu; 508-910-6550 Sustainable Communities – 4/27/2018
  2. 2. SMAST seeks to advance research and education in marine sciences, fisheries, and ocean technology. Marine Ecosystems and Climate Fisheries Science and Management Ocean Physics and Engineering Ocean Biogeochemistry Ocean Observation and Modeling
  3. 3. • Marine Science Graduate Students – ~50 graduate students enrolled – MS: 22, PhD: 25, PSM: 3 – More than 80 graduates since 2009 with career- placement rates of more than 80% in related fields about half in Mass • SMAST Personnel – 12 regular faculty – ~100 faculty, staff and students • External funding (~$4-6M annually) • Degree programs – M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Science – Professional Science Masters – Brazil USP Dual Degree Ph.D. • UMass Dartmouth serves as lead campus for the Intercampus Marine Science graduate program Basic Facts and Figures
  4. 4. School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) Research, Experiential Learning, Service Knowledge and Discovery about our Oceans and Coast MASSACHUSETTS, THE OCEANS, THE COAST, AND SMAST Educates, Informs and Enables Ecosystems and Climate Operational Oceanography (Observations, Modeling, Prediction) Marine Technology Enables, Fosters, Supports Sustainable Economic Development Fisheries Marine Technology Industries Marine Renewable Energy Tourism High Quality of Life Healthy and Resilient Coastal Communities Environmental Quality Recreation Aesthetics
  5. 5. SMAST Facilities Research is supported by the School's original two-story, 32,000-square-foot building and pier facilities on Clark's Cove Completion of SMAST Expansion of a 64,500 gross square foot facility opened in 2017 greatly expanded our facilities and consolidated faculty and students
  6. 6.  Building Area: 64,520 GSF  Height: Three Stories  Marine Research Program, 34,150 NSF:  Sustainability: Registered LEED Silver - Computational, Dry and Wet Research Labs - Teaching Labs - Seawater Facility - Dynamic Modeling Server Facility - Classrooms and Conference Rooms - Interaction Spaces - SMAST and DMF Offices SMAST East Highlights
  7. 7. Clarks Point Campus
  8. 8. Clarks Point Campus
  9. 9. Original Building Concept Seawater Wing Research Wing Classroom and Administration Wing
  10. 10. View from Rodney French
  11. 11. View from South
  12. 12.  Energy Conservation Global Strategies:  Energy Saving Features - Building Program Zoning - Minimized “One-Through” HVAC - Moderated Flexibility - Energy Recovery for Wet Lab HVAC - Chilled Beam Cooling in Dry Areas - Seawater Recirculation + Energy Recovery - Supercomputer “Hot Aisle Containment” with In-row Cooling Energy Conservation
  13. 13. Ground Floor Zones Wet Research Labs Seawater Labs – Energy Intensive
  14. 14. Ground Floor Commons
  15. 15. Flexible Wet Research Lab
  16. 16. Seawater Facility
  17. 17. Seawater Facility Mechanical
  18. 18. Seawater System Integration
  19. 19. Second Floor Zones Dynamic Modeling Server Facility - Most Energy Intensive
  20. 20. Dynamic Modeling Server Facility
  21. 21. Research Wing Interaction Space
  22. 22.  Baseline EUI: 95 kBtu/sf/year  Seawater Additional EUI: 45 kBtu/sf/year  Server Additional EUI: 55 kBtu/sf/year  Total EUI 195 kBtu/sf/year Energy Consumption
  23. 23.  No basement  Slab located 4’ above 100 year flood level  Electrical gear located at 2nd floor level  Hurricane-resistant glazing: - wind pressure - missile impact resistance  750KW backup generator  Managed supercomputer shutdown  Seawater system re-circulating mode in event of power loss or impacting ocean events Resiliency Planning
  24. 24. A world-class faculty at SMAST from prestigious institutions
  25. 25. Ocean Physical- Biological Interactions, Shelf-Edge dynamics, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, High Frequency Radar Ocean Physics Wendell Brown Miles Sundermeyer Ocean Mixing and Stirring, Ocean Modeling, Environmental Lidar Avijit Gangopadhyay Feature-oriented Ocean Modeling, Oceanographic Modeling and Analysis
  26. 26. Coastal Fluid Mechanics, Undersea Vehicle Applications, Ocean Renewable Energy Marine Technology and Engineering Dan MacDonald Ramprasad Balasubramanian Undersea vehicle communication and networks
  27. 27. Ocean Particle Dynamics, Ocean Acidification Ocean Biogeochemistry Cindy Pilskaln Mark Altabet Ocean Chemistry, Nitrogen Cycling, Profiling Float Chemical Sensors Brian Howes Monitoring and Modeling of Coastal Water Quality, Coastal Restoration, Aquaculture Jeff Turner Plankton Ecology, Microbial Trophic Interactions, Harmful Algal Blooms
  28. 28. Remote Sensing and Bio-optics Steven Lohrenz Marine Bio-Optics, Ocean Color Remote Sensing James Bisagni Ocean Remote Sensing and Physics
  29. 29. Numerical Ocean Modeling, Storm Surge Forecasting, High Resolution Coastal Modeling Ocean Modeling Changsheng Chen Amit Tandon Geoff Cowles Simulation of Ocean- Device Interactions, Computational Modeling of Ocean ProcessesUpper Ocean Physics
  30. 30. Fisheries Stock Assessment, Habitat Mapping, Video Survey Technology Applied Fisheries Science Kevin Stokesbury Steve Cadrin Fisheries Stock Assessment, Fisheries Management, Acoustic Monitoring of Fish Populations Gavin Fay Fisheries Modeling, Ecosystem- based Management
  31. 31. Fisheries Behavior, Fisheries Conservation Engineering Applied Fisheries Science (cont.) Pingguo He Dan Georgianna Brian Rothschild (Emeritus) Fisheries Population Theory, Fisheries Management and Stock Assessment Socioeconomics of Fisheries, Fisheries Policy
  32. 32. Regional Partnerships • Mass Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) – co-occupying new SMAST building • Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute - Cooperative research and outreach with DMF • Massachusetts Estuaries Project • Cooperative Institute for North Atlantic Region (NOAA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) • Participation in Fisheries Management Council fisheries advisory groups (Science and Statistical Committee, Planning Development Team, etc.) • Member organization in regional ocean observing associations: – Northeast Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (NERACOOS) – Mid-Atlantic Bight Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS)
  33. 33. Engagement • SMAST is actively engaged in the community and region – K-12 activities – Fisherman Safety Training – Ocean Literacy – Working Waterfront Festival/Commercial Marine Expo – Scallop Fishermen’s Steering Committee – SMAST Bycatch Avoidance Program
  34. 34. Summary and Future Directions • SMAST is a resource of knowledge and expertise on a variety of marine- related issues and plays a critical role in providing graduate education in marine science and technology • SMAST continues to be engaged regionally in the SouthCoast region and across the Commonwealth and is contributing to knowledge and understanding on regional, national and global levels to enhance quality of life and provide scientific perspective on key issues • SMAST seeks to expand its facilities, faculty, staff and students to respond to the emerging challenges and opportunities in the marine science and technology sector and to provide the educational capacity within the UMass system to meet workforce needs

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