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The world’s oceans cover more than two-thirds of the globe, yet vast expanses are unexplored and new discoveries are continually being made about the relationships between air, land, and sea.

CEOE faculty, researchers, and students take an interdisciplinary approach in examining these dynamics. We use state-of-the-art satellite, remote sensing, and underwater vehicle technology to collect valuable oceanographic data and understanding the processes at play. Field research along the Mid-Atlantic coast and around the world informs lab experiments about the ocean back on campus. Fisheries, polar navigation, renewable energy, and natural hazard preparedness are just a few of the numerous areas where CEOE ocean research makes an impact.

Ocean observers

Researchers in CEOE's School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) study oceans and their inhabitants around the world.

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Discover Our World!

Jennifer Biddle

Distinguished lecturer

Marine biologist Jennifer Biddle awarded lectureship on deep-ocean drilling research
Cristina Archer

When the wind blows

New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality

American Scientist

Mark Moline co-authors American Scientist cover story on underwater robotics
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 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
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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