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Matthew Oliver

Associate Professor

Matt started at the University of Delaware in January 2008 after a Post-Doc at Rutgers University. Matt is interested in ocean observing, ocean biogeography, remote sensing, phytoplankton, bioluminescence and genomic evolution.

Matt oversees the Ocean Exploration, Remote Sensing and Biogeography Laboratory (ORB Lab) at the University of Delaware. He is also one of the inaugural members of the Robotic Discovery Laboratories, which opened in August 2014.



Ocean Exploration, Remote Sensing and Biogeography Laboratory

Shark Migrations in the Mid-Atlantic

Predicting the locations of Sand Tiger sharks in the Mid-Atlantic using animal tags, robotic gliders and satellites.

Antarctic Food Webs & Adelie Penguins

Develop and validate satellite-driven species distribution and abundance models for the West Antarctic Peninsula, focusing on Adelie penguins

Matthew J. Oliver Selected Publications

Ocean exploration, remote sensing and biogeography


• Marine Ecology• Molecular Ecology• Ocean Observation• Physical Oceanography• Remote Sensing• Physiological Ecology


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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