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Saltwater intrusion

UD’s Holly Michael leads multi-institutional research to understand the impact on critical coastal zones

University of Delaware hydrogeologist Holly Michael is leading a multi-institutional team to better understand and predict saltwater changes so that we can better manage coastal critical zones. Learn more >

Row of algae samples

Heating up harmful algae

UD study looks at how harmful algae respond to rising water temperatures. Read more > 

UD student Renea Briner

Studying Beaufort Belugas

UD undergraduate student reflects on journey to research experience. Read more >

UD grad Katie Diaz

Rocks and wind

Geology grad turns degree into job with offshore wind developer. Read more > 


Highlight on undergraduate research

University of Delaware undergraduate Rachel Roday discovered several opportunities to conduct research as she earned her bachelor's degree. She spent a summer on UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, DE researching sharks with two faculty members. Later, she assisted on a research cruise in the Arctic to study the impacts of light on zooplankton. Learn more about opportunities for undergraduates >

Imagery of Jonathan Cohen, assoc. prof in CEOE's School of Marine Science and Policy:

Image of large wind turbine located off the coast


75 Minute Science

Delaware Sea Grant helps marine science educators across the country through virtual workshops

Peak grain

Aquifer depletion on parts of the U.S. High Plains jeopardizes grain production

Saltwater intrusion

UD’s Holly Michael leads multi-institutional research to understand the impact on critical coastal zones

Heating up harmful algae

UD study looks at how harmful algae respond to rising water temperatures

Virtual Coast Day 2020

Annual event highlighting coastal science and learning shifts to online



Associate Professor Clara Chan earned the 2019 Post-Tenure Award from the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA). (September 2019)



Assistant professor Lindsay Naylor's recent book, Fair Trade Rebels: Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas, has won the 2020 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award from the Association of American Geographers Political Geography Specialty group. (April 2020)

Department Chair Del Levia was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award by the college. (September 2019)



Professor Mark Warner has been named a Fellow of the International Coral Reef Society, which. promotes the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge to secure coral reefs for future generations. (March 2020)

Associate Professor Jen Biddle was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award by the college. (September 2019)

Assistant Professor Carlos Moffat was awarded the Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence by the college. (September 2019)

Catherine Medlock has won the inaugural Chris Sommerfield Award for the best poster at the 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference. She is currently completing an MS degree in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Data Science Masters student Abdul Qadir has received the Ta Liang Memorial Award given by American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The award is given to facilitate in the research related work by outstanding graduate student members. The award consist of a grant and a certificate which will be confered during the ASPRS 2020 Annual Conference in Washington DC.  

Delaware Sea Grant Community Development Specialist Ed Lewandowski received the inaugural Community Engagement Award from the college. (September 2019)

The college's Outstanding Staff Awards for 2019 went to Kaci Middlemas (Geography and Spatial Sciences) and Sharon Wiegner (Marine Science and Policy). (September 2019)



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Around the globe, earth, ocean, and environmental scientists, researchers and policy specialists are busy at work studying a multitude of crucial issues—from climate change and environmental public policy to the development of new sustainable practices and cutting-edge exploration technologies. Whether you’re interested in joining their ranks or simply looking for an exciting internship opportunity, we can help you take the next step. Learn more