About the College | Lewes Campus
The Hugh R. Sharp campus is located in Lewes, Delaware, situated directly adjacent to The Great Marsh. Shown here are the Otis H. Smith Laboratory building (left) and the Harry L. Cannon Laboratory building (right).
Tidal creeks meander through salt marsh and scrub forest. Coastal breezes and wafting salt air trigger an instinctive urge to inhale deeply. An osprey glides high above while a great blue heron patrols the pools of a tidal mudflat below.
This place of beauty and inspiration is the home of the CEOE Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Delaware, where some of the world's most innovative environmental research is taking place.
From humble beginnings, the University of Delaware's marine research station now comprises a 62-acre campus with offices, classrooms, two primary laboratories, a meeting and conference facility, a fully equipped modern library, and electronic meeting facilities. The campus also includes a harbor that is home to state-of-the-art research vessels, including our new 146-foot flagship, the R/V Hugh R. Sharp - the most advanced coastal research ship in the U.S.
Lewes is an historic coastal town situated at the mouth of the Delaware Bay. About 55% of our faculty and students live and work at the Lewes campus.