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The State of Delaware and the University of Delaware have rich traditions connected to land and sea environments. Situated at the heart of the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City, we are a state with 381 miles of tidal shoreline; 76,000 acres of tidal wetlands; one of the largest estuaries on the East Coast; inland bays; one of the busiest canals in the United States; and beaches, tourism, industry, and infrastructure associated with the ocean. This is also a state rich in farmland and bustling city life as well as home to two national wildlife refuges and 14 state parks.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment has facilities on UD's main campus in Newark and on the 132-acre Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Located 90 miles apart, the campuses are linked by two-way interactive television, allowing faculty and students to participate in classes from either location.

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Visits for Prospective Students                                                                                     

Prospective students are encouraged to visit campus.  A variety of options are available to you. UD Admissions coordinates central UD campus tours.  For specific CEOE visits for prospective undergraduate students, contact the CEOE academic affairs coordinator to arrange a campus visit to either the Newark or Lewes campus.

Visits for the Public

Free public tours of both the Lewes and Newark campuses are available. Learn more here.

Discover Our World!

Lessons Learned in School and Life

UD students spend summer gathering stories from Latinx families in Sussex County.

Marine Life

UD students and grads gain experience at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

Ozone Threat from Climate Change

Increasing global temperatures will impact air quality.
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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