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Health and Safety

The Safety Committee oversees Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) for the  School of Marine Science and Policy, and assists the Departments of Geological Sciences and Geography. It works closely with the University of Delaware's Office of Environmental Health and Safety.


Chairperson: Dr. George W. Luther, III (302-645-4208)

Vice Chairperson: Joe Scudlark (302-645-4300)

Members: Bill Byam, Bruce Campbell, Tim Deering, Alyssa Findlay (student representative), Doris Hicks, Donna Simpson, Ed Whereat


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CEOE Safety Orientations

Chemical Waste

Emergency Guidelines

Field Safety Tips

H1N1 Virus

Safety Stations

Safety Videos

The chairperson has a safety film library that contains the videotapes listed below. These can be signed out through Connie Edwards (302.645.4292 or e-mail).

  1) In the blink of an eye. Recommended for eye safety for all staff.
  2) Emergency Response
  3) Chemical Hazards
  4) Practicing Science
  5) HIV - controlling your risks in the research laboratory
  6) Radionuclide Hazards
  7) Chemical Storage Hazards
  8) Centrifugation Hazards
  9) Assessing Risks
10) A set of three on one videotape; Chemical Storage Hazards, Centrifugation Hazards, Glass washing Hazards

Scientific Diving

CEOE Scientific Diving manual (PDF)

Shipboard Safety

UD EHS Forms and Resources

Discover Our World!

Protecting sharks, sturgeon

Researchers developing fishing forecast to help watermen avoid vulnerable species

Pavilion Lake Project

CEOE's Biddle part of international team studying microbes in high-altitude lake
Predicting pollution

Predicting pollution

UD scientists co-author article on how small-scale ocean currents spread pollutants
TEM image of Mariprofundus ferroxydans stalks

Biosignatures of Fe-Oxidizing Microbes

Modern iron-oxidizing microbes and putative microfossils are aiding the identification of biosignatures in the rock record.
horseshoe crab

Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.

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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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Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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