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Themes of Focus

The mission of the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) is to advance understanding of Earth’s natural systems and the interactions of humans with the environment through engaged interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach.

  • EARTH: Cosmic crash in Canada may have caused global climate shift 12,900 years ago
    Barry Roal Carlsen, University of Wisconsin

  • OCEAN: Researchers double depth at which technology can identify whale prey
    Megan Cimino

  • SOCIETY: DEMEC to buy renewable energy credits generated by UD's wind turbine
    Evan Krape

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We strive to educate well-rounded scientists and policy specialists with the broad vision needed to address today’s global problems.

Concerns such as climate change, globalization and migration, marine pollution, watershed degradation, energy independence and fisheries decline are at the heart of our work at CEOE. Meeting these challenges often demands expertise in several disciplines, and our curriculum reflects this reality.

Three themes of focus emerge in our work: 

Our earth is constantly changing, from storms that reshape coastlines to geological processes that take place over millions of years.

Earth

Our earth is constantly changing, from storms that reshape coastlines to geological processes that take place over millions of years.

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The oceans drive biological, physical, chemical, and atmospheric processes that impact the global environment.

Ocean

The oceans drive biological, physical, chemical, and atmospheric processes that impact the global environment.

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We study human interactions with the planet to better understand our interconnectedness with the world.

Society

We study human interactions with the planet to better understand our interconnectedness with the world.

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Discover Our World!

Penguin chicks

Penguin Chicks

UD study connects penguin chick weights to local weather conditions
Fishery Internship

Fishery Internship

Marine science student studies sockeye salmon along Alaska's Copper River
Crab cake entry

Seafood Contest

Oyster shuckers, seafood chefs earn awards at Coast Day
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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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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