College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
School of Marine Science and Policy
Marine Biosciences
Marine Policy
Physical Ocean Science and Engineering
Department of Geological Sciences
Department of Geography

Research Topics

Air-Sea Interactions
Coastal-Zone Management
Earth History & Paleoclimate
Environmental Fluid Dynamics
Environmental Interactions
Fisheries Management
Human Geography
Marine Chemistry
Marine Ecology
Marine Genomics
Marine Transportation
Molecular Ecology
Ocean Acoustics
Ocean Governance
Ocean Observation
Physical Oceanography
Physiological Ecology
Remote Sensing
Renewable Energy
Water Science
Water & Society

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Our research often requires collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches to solve complex problems in areas that span earth, ocean, and environmental topics. 

  • Researchers at CEOE study ecosystem changes as well as societal impacts on the environment.

  • Environmental technology topics explored by CEOE researchers include land-based and underwater monitoring networks and underwater acoustics/digital signal processing.

  • CEOE has research initiatives aimed at coastal and offshore wind, marine biofuels, and electric vehicles.


Our researchers tackle complex environmental challenges by applying the latest technological advances to ocean, earth, and atmospheric research and education. Marking a new age of environmental research, we are using high-tech satellite images, surface and underwater sensors, and complex computer models to help enhance climate predictions, identify and mitigate pollution, improve resource management, and make marine transportation safer and more efficient. Our scientists and policy specialists also are using innovative tools to better understand our valuable biological resources, investigate their populations, life histories and habitats, and determine the different natural and human factors affecting their survival. 

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Microbial sulfur metabolism

Overview of sulfur metabolism research in Hanson lab

Understanding Transport and Mixing in 3D Ocean Flows

Understanding how ocean mesoscale and submesoscale processes influence the transport and mixing in the ocean

Predicting How Pollutants Move at the Ocean Surface

Measuring how small ocean features influence the transport and dispersion of material at the ocean surface

Submerged Marine Habitat Mapping
Marine Habitat Mapping Crew

Knowledge gained from this study will allow stakeholders responsible for the Assateague Island National Seashore to better manage resources to protect these environments.

Complex Hydrographic Flows in Palau

Members of the RDL traveled to Palau, a small island country about 2,000 miles south of Japan, to conduct oceanographic research and assist in the search for downed American aircraft from World War II

Adélie penguins

Investigating the impact of local physical processes on Adélie penguin foraging ecology in Antarctica


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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