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.
 

Students gathering water samples for research
Student examining an object under a microscope
Geography classroom with professor and students

UD College of Earth, Ocean and Enviornment impacts the world: youtube.com/watch?v=4jx4iMfBX2Q

Hands-on learning


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.
 

Where will your ideas take you?

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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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UD alum Bryan Keller pictured with an AUV
Prof. Kim Oremus poses next to a monitor displaying data on fisheries management

Discover the Latest Science


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

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Make an impact


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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Members of the public watch a science demonstration during Coast Day 2019

News & Events

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    Article by Adam Thomas | December 02, 2021

    Ratcliffe Eco-Entrepreneurship Fellows explore entrepreneurial solutions to environmental problems

  • Ocean acidification research opportunity

    Article by Yolanda Williams-Bey | December 02, 2021

    Advancing pH measurement technologies in the Delaware Estuary and Delaware’s Inland Bays

  • Nanticoke-inspired park

    Article by Adam Thomas | November 30, 2021

    University of Delaware and Delaware Sea Grant project brings Tidewater Park playground to Laurel

  • Rhythms of the krill

    Article by Adam Thomas | November 23, 2021

    New research explores animals’ visual rhythms during the Arctic polar night

  • Climate change collaborations

    Article by Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven | November 08, 2021

    New Climate Change Hub providing daily insights on COP26

  • Ocean acidification research opportunity

    Article by Yolanda Williams-Bey | December 02, 2021

    Advancing pH measurement technologies in the Delaware Estuary and Delaware’s Inland Bays