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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.

 

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!

Environmental Justice

UD’s Marissa McClenton looks to environmental education to help minority communities.

Coral Reef Starter Kit

New study shows coral reef fish do not mind 3D-printed corals.

Fossil Aquifers

UD’s Neil Sturchio and colleagues study sustainability of fossil aquifers in Arabian Peninsula.
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
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 Earth 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 and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-8062
Geography and Spatial Sciences: 302-831-2294 • Earth Sciences: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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