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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.

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

Mystery of the USS Nina

UD-led research team identifies the site of 1910 shipwreck off the coast of Delaware

For the Record, Sept. 24, 2021

University community reports awards, presentations, publications and honors

Ancient ocean conditions

UD student spent the summer looking at tiny shells to understand climatic conditions thousands of years ago

Green job opportunities

UD hosts Wilmington Green Jobs program to educate on environmental jobs

Cookiecutter sharks

UD study looks to better understand the diet and habitat of the elusive Cookiecutter shark

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