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    Jennifer Stewart and her research team are working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that can also reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere. Read More >>

  • Coral, seaweed and fish

    A new study by CEOE's Danielle Dixson and Rohan Brooker has shown that butterflyfishes avoid coral that has come in contact with seaweed. Read More >>

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  • Arctic Month

    A month-long celebration of the northern-most region of our planet, and the research being done by members of the University of Delaware community. 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 >>

  • Fuel of the future

    Jennifer Stewart and her research team are working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that can also reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere. Read More >>

  • Coral, seaweed and fish

    A new study by CEOE's Danielle Dixson and Rohan Brooker has shown that butterflyfishes avoid coral that has come in contact with seaweed. 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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Famed oceanographer Walter Munk recounts career, talks climate change during invited lecture

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Amount of plastic in marine environment may be greater than previously thought

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UD alumnus Jonathan Pennock to lead National Sea Grant College Program

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    SMSP Seminar   Learn More
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    SMSP Seminar: The role of odor and other sensory cues in the navigation of sharks and reef fish larvae   Learn More
  • May
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    Honors Day Ceremony and Reception  
 
 

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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