Where the world is your classroom


The College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) at the University of Delaware is dedicated to advancing the understanding of our planet’s natural systems, from plate tectonics and turbulent hurricanes to historic coastal estuaries and the deepest reaches of the ocean. Join us as we discover our world and strive to create a vibrant future for all those who share it.

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Our faculty, researchers, and students are always asking big questions. Determined and curious, they seek answers in the field: aboard research vessels, hiking in marshes, combing beaches and diving underwater.

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As a student at CEOE, you will enjoy state-of-the-art learning experiences both within the classroom and out in the field, developing skills needed for today’s job market.

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Relying on a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, CEOE researchers tackle complex problems across earth, ocean and environmental topics.

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It takes just one person to make a difference. Become a part of the vibrant community of volunteers, scholars and scientists at one of the world’s leading marine research and education programs.

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    Data science drives new maps to predict the growth of cities over next century

  • Measuring climate change

    Article by Adam Thomas | June 01, 2020

    UD’s Wei-Jun Cai works to characterize ocean acidification throughout coastal North America

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