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From the Arctic to the Antarctic, our student and faculty researchers are exploring our planet on land, in the air and at sea.
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World Wide Research Map

Our faculty and students work around the world, studying how physical, biological, and cultural processes shape the landscape in which we live and cause regions to differ from each other.

  • On June 27, 2008, the University of Delaware and Xiamen University (China) officially established the Joint Institute for Coastal Research and Management, a world-class global collaborative research initiative.
  • CEOE hosted a delegation from the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) in May 2013 to discuss potential areas of future collaboration in advanced ocean research.
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Many are engaged in the study of global climate change and its potential environmental impacts. For example, our researchers are examining the remains of ancient microscopic marine organisms in deep-sea sediments for evidence of past climate history. In frozen polar ecosystems, they are investigating the connection between global climate warming and shifts in permafrost zones and learning more about the role that microscopic plants and animals play in the world's climate cycle. Our scientists also are studying the flow of freshwater from the Arctic Ocean into the North Atlantic and how this flux impacts ocean circulation and global climate.

Other experts in our college specialize in human interactions with our natural and built environments. They look at the many cultural, economic, social, and environmental factors that contribute to the set laws and policies in the United States and aboard. In addition, they study the many interconnected and complex relationships among humans, natural resources, and the global economy. 

INTERACTIVE WORLD WIDE RESEARCH MAP (COMING SOON!)

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Pavilion Lake Project

CEOE's Biddle part of international team studying microbes in high-altitude lake
Predicting pollution

Predicting pollution

UD scientists co-author article on how small-scale ocean currents spread pollutants

Sculpted by Nature

The UD Mineralogical Museum will host the exhibition "Sculpted by Nature" from Sept. 3 through Dec. 7.
TEM image of Mariprofundus ferroxydans stalks

Biosignatures of Fe-Oxidizing Microbes

Modern iron-oxidizing microbes and putative microfossils are aiding the identification of biosignatures in the rock record.
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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