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. 

>> Learn more about our research centers.  

Dogfish Sharks and Ocean Acidification

Understanding the behavioral and physiological impact of ocean acidification on elasmobranches in Delaware Bay

Tracking ocean pollution
Helga Huntley

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean

Stemflow study
Asia Dowtin

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests

Water mixing zone
James Heiss

Studying reactions that occur when groundwater, saltwater meet in coastal aquifers


Energy upcycling: transforming oil rigs to geothermal power systems


Using high-resolution side-scan sonar to image sturgeon and their bottom habitats.


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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