Back view of the RV Daiber, UD research vessel


The study of environmental, earth and ocean systems is a vital part of ensuring a healthy future for our planet and all its inhabitants. Each department in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (CEOE) provides exemplary instruction with the goal of preparing students for a meaningful career in education, research, business, or government service.

Grad student examining precious metal under microscope

Department of Earth Sciences

Studying the planet, the processes that change our landscapes, the history of life and the interactions between environment and society.

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Paul Jackson lecturing during class

Department of Geography & Spatial Sciences

Examining the physical properties of the natural environment and the role human beliefs, activities and decision-making have in shaping the world around us.

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Bryan Keller, UD alum, near a UAV

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing knowledge and education critical to the understanding, stewardship and conservation of estuarine, coastal and ocean environments.

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