UD students with drones in front of Lewes turbine

Where the world is your classroom

The College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) at the University of Delaware

CEOE 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. 

Learn more about the college below

Student handling UAV aboard a ship

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?

“It’s really neat that the majority of the [CEOE] graduate student body in Lewes lives together. That building of a bond, of a community, is something that I have carried with me decades later.”
 

Dr. Brandon Jones
UD alumnus and president-elect of the American Geophysical Union
 

Learn more about our graduate programs

Brandon Jones at CEOE commencement 2023

News & Events

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  • The road to heat resilience

    Article by Matthew Henderson | February 05, 2024

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  • The University of Delaware is Storm Ready

    Article by Josh Kelly | February 20, 2024

    UD achieves Storm Ready recognition from the National Weather Service