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From the cultural and economic landscapes of countries that span the globe, to our own backyards and impacts in our local communities, human geographers and marine policy specialists strive to better understand how we impact and are impacted by the world in which we live.

Understanding environmental challenges in the context of the complex relationships between living and non-living resources is fundamental to successfully addressing them and developing workable solutions grounded in sound policy. The issues are multifaceted and demand innovative, interdisciplinary, and often international approaches that utilize cutting-edge technologies.

Wind energy

Renewable energy is an increasingly important resource for balancing societal and environmental needs. CEOE partnered with Gamesa Technology Corporation to build a wind turbine on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes that not only serves as a research platform, but also provides electricity to help power campus facilities.

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Discover Our World!

Wind lesson

Wind lessons

Delaware Sea Grant teaches first graders about wind energy, turbine
DEMEC to buy renewable energy credits generated by UD's wind turbine

Renewable energy agreement

DEMEC to buy renewable energy credits generated by UD's wind turbine
Xavier Hines

Coast Day essay winners

Coast Day Fifth-Grade Essay Contest winners explore theme of storm readiness


An arsenic forecast for China
Shipping improves stewardship in 21st Century

Benefits of better stewardship by shipping

Shipping increasingly adopts stewardship measures through innovation and policy: cleaner fuels, treatment for invasive species, energy efficient technologies.
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

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

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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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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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