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School of Marine
Science & Policy

Welcome


The
School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) is committed to advancing knowledge critical to the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal and ocean environments. An internationally-recognized faculty and multidisciplinary curriculum offers SMSP students exciting opportunities in the classroom, lab and beyond.

Academic Programs

MARINE SCIENCE MAJOR

Student Spotlight

 

SMSP undergraduate student Audrey Ostroski interns in the Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Program at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida.


“It was the craziest experience. I’ve dove with sea turtles before, but I’ve never gotten to see the whole process of the nest making and the egg laying.”


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Undergraduate student riding ATV on beach
Students posing with a UD flag underwater

FEATURED ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Majoring in Marine Science


If you want to understand life on Earth, you have to understand the ocean. Not only are most living creatures actually in the ocean that covers two-thirds of the planet, but many of Earth’s major processes are also connected to its physical properties. Studying marine science at UD, you will learn marine biology, oceanography, geology, and other related sciences, as well as policy and environmental management.

 

Marine Science at UD

LATEST NEWS

Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

Current and former UD students to begin work with federal government

Delaware Sea Grant COVID response

Delaware’s aquaculture and tourism industries receive help from Delaware Sea Grant during COVID-19 pandemic

Wind farm weather influence

UD study shows offshore wind farms have measurable but minimal impact

For the Record, Nov. 20, 2020

University community reports recent presentations, publications and honors

Threatened mangroves

Study shows mangrove forests are threatened by sea level rise, lack of sediment and human activity

NEWS SPOTLIGHT

CORAL REEF STARTER KIT

3-D printed coral reef models

New research by the University of Delaware’s Danielle Dixson and UD alumnus Emily Ruhl has shown that 3D-printed objects do not impact the behavior of coral-associated damselfish or the survival of a settling stony coral. 

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

Conserving Atlantic Sturgeon

Learn about other research areas in the department or check out our full list of faculty to explore their research interests.

Featured Video for SMSP: youtube.com/watch?v=XVozQt4Kf6E