The ocean's powerful winds make the coast an ideal location for a wind turbine. Ironically, it's that ocean air that presents a challenge to any turbine on or near the sea. The moist, salty air combined with a turbine's metallic materials can result in corrosion, a destructive process able to bring any power-generating source to a halt.


The University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) have created a new avenue to connect science with resource management by launching a series of workshops where environmental academicians and regulators can share current research and discuss research needs.


Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be the featured speaker in the DENIN Dialogue Series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, in Clayton Hall.


The University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force is seeking two undergraduate students and two graduate students to join the task force co-chairs -- John Madsen and Kathleen Kerr -- at the ACPA Sustainability Institute in Boulder, Colo.


Creating environmentally friendly high technology jobs for Delawareans was the focus of the "Creating the Clean Energy Economy" conference, held Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 13-14, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.



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Sustainability is inherently rooted in the core principles of the University of Delaware, through research, action and engagement.

Research & ScholarshipThrough leading-edge research and scholarship on solar technology, fuel cells, sustainable landfills, offshore wind power and many other fields, the University produces research and scholarship that significantly affects the world and the State of Delaware.

Sustainability in OperationsBy incorporating sustainability into its own operations, the University develops the infrastructure and financial base to ensure the University of Delaware continues to propel and sustain a path to prominence. While the University has had many successes in sustainability, it will continue to work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of the University.

Sustainability-related courseworkUD offers sustainability-related coursework in engineering, history, geography, wildlife ecology, marine studies and many other areas, providing a high-quality learning environment in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

UD is committed to engaging the campus community, the state, the nation and the world concerning issues of sustainability.


The University of Delaware has joined other colleges and universities in supporting these two sustainability initiatives:

Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future/Talloires Declaration: View a .pdf (20kb)

American University and Presidents Climate Commitment:
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