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    On a warm and sunny morning, graduates and their families and friends were among the 23,000 guests celebrating UD’s 167th Commencement! Learn More >>

  • Underwater WWII find

    Downed World War II aircraft missing for 72 years located in Pacific Islands by Project RECOVER Learn More >>

  • Clownfish conundrum

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  • Tracking ocean pollution

    A recent field experiment aims to uncover new clues about how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean. Read More >>

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  • Congratulations!

    On a warm and sunny morning, graduates and their families and friends were among the 23,000 guests celebrating UD’s 167th Commencement! Learn More >>

  • Underwater WWII find

    Downed World War II aircraft missing for 72 years located in Pacific Islands by Project RECOVER Learn More >>

  • Clownfish conundrum

    A UD study reveals that clownfish are vulnerable to increased bleaching due to rising ocean temperatures. Learn More >>

  • Tracking ocean pollution

    A recent field experiment aims to uncover new clues about how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean. Read More >>

School of Marine Science and Policy

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About the School

The mission of the School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) is to advance knowledge and education critical to the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

Housed within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, the school has an internationally recognized faculty and offers exciting educational and research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Our curriculum is multidisciplinary, and students are encouraged to explore areas outside of their own specialties. 

Marine Operations

The Marine Operations team supports the school’s sea-going research activities. The research vessel Hugh R. Sharp and the small boat fleet are both based at the harbor facility in Lewes. Read more 

 

Programs

Marine Biosciences

Marine Biosciences

Encompassing a broad spectrum of approaches, this program's focus areas range from molecular biosciences to ecology studies. Read more

Marine Policy

Marine Policy

This program examines the economic, legal, political, and social aspects of the world ocean, the seabed, and the coastal zone. Read more

Oceanography

Oceanography

Students in this program work on physical, geological, biological, and chemical problems in a variety of ocean environments. Read more

Physical Ocean Science & Engineering

Physical Ocean Science & Engineering

Common to research areas in this program is the application of fluid dynamics and wave mechanics. Read more

Latest News From SMSP

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DESG Annual Report

Annual report highlights Delaware Sea Grant’s 40th anniversary

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reef data

Fingerprint algorithm helps UD researchers characterize ripples on the ocean floor to understand storm behavior.

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Jonathan Dinman

Aquarium science unexpected career path for recent marine science alumnus

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    Master’s Thesis Defense: "Patterns and Rates of Historical Shoreline Change in the Delaware Estuary"  
 
 

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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