About the College | Cannon Laboratory
Cannon Laboratory building is the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment' largest facility.
Who is Harry L. Cannon?
Located on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, the building is named in honor of Harry Laws Cannon, a distinguished businessman from Bridgeville, Delaware, who served as a trustee of the University of Delaware for 22 years.
In this building, marine scientists conduct research on problems ranging from marine corrosion to global climate change and on organisms from algae to blue crabs.
The first floor contains a 40,000-liter recirculating seawater system, various aquaria, and well-equipped research laboratories including a state-of-the-art geochemical "clean lab" for measuring trace metals such as iron in seawater and sediments. The second floor contains the Marine Plant Biochemistry/ Biophysics Research Laboratory with four, walk-in, controlled-environment chambers for plant growth experiments and the Ocean Information Center where data bases for international climate research are maintained. Additionally, the second floor includes a student computing site, the Interactive Television (ITV) classroom linking the Lewes campus with the Newark campus, the Delaware Aquaculture Resource Center, and the Marine Studies Library. Cannon Lab also houses offices of the administration, faculty, and staff, including the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service (MAS). MAS provides the public with technical assistance and information on marine issues.