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Arthur Trembanis

Associate Professor

My interests are in the observation and modeling of coastal morphodynamics, the morphological interplay of hydrodynamics (waves and currents) with sediment and seabed features (morphology).  Additional interests include beach morphology and nourishment practices, decadal-scale coastal behavior, barrier island morphology and storm response, scour processes, oceanographic observing systems, and the use and development of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

I direct the Coastal Sediments Hydrodynamics & Engineering Lab (CSHEL), which seeks to understand the morphodynamic processes of coastal systems. Visit the CSHEL website for more information.


  • Ph.D. Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Studies, College of William and Mary
  • B.S. Geology/Oceanography, Duke University
  • Fulbright University of Sydney
  • Postdoc Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and U.S. Geological Survey


CEOE oceanographers recover underwater robot lost at sea. Read more

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Bedform parameterization

Bedform Parameterization and Object Detection From Sonar Data- Application of Finger Print Algorithms


• Geoarchaeology• Ocean Observation• Geophysics• Coastal-Zone Management• Geomorphology


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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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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