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About the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Since the college’s founding in 1970, we have sought to create one of the pre-eminent institutions with earth, ocean, and environmental programs in the nation.

The 2006 union with the Department of Geological Sciences and the 2009 union with the Department of Geography added the critical component of our earth systems and furthered our quest for excellence in the field.

Through these departments and the School of Marine Science and Policy, CEOE brings the latest advances in technology to bear on both teaching and conducting ocean, earth, and atmospheric research.

Our distinguished faculty includes members of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Association of Geology Teachers, the Archaeological Institute of America, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a Presidential Faculty Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, and several University named professors.

The college is the administrative base of the Delaware Geological Survey, the Delaware Geographic Alliance, and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program and is home to the secretariat of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research.

We hope you will join us in pursuing a deeper understanding of our blue planet.


Welcome to the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE)! We are working to reach a deeper understanding of our planet, improve stewardship of our environmental resources, and prepare the next generation of environmental science and policy leaders. We examine and integrate complex information from multiple disciplines, with the knowledge that science and society are firmly linked and that solutions to environmental challenges can be synonymous with positive economic impact. Join us as we "Discover Our World!"

Best regards,

Mohsen Badiey, Acting Dean

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Discover Our World!

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UD researchers report new information on sand tiger shark habits
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Water Crisis in Bangladesh

Overpumping in Dhaka may threaten regional groundwater resources outside the city

Pearson Hall

Fall 2016 Geography Newsletter

Read about recent Geography news, faculty updates, student stories, and more.
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
James Heiss

Water mixing zone

Studying reactions that occur when groundwater, saltwater meet in coastal aquifers
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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