Centers and Collaborations

Students prepare to deploy an autonomous underwater vehicle from the stern of the R/V Joanne Daiber

The College of Earth, Ocean and Environment has charted its course to be a world leader in earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences and related policy issues. CEOE faculty and staff collaborate in specialized centers within the college, in the University of Delaware research community, and at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute in Newark. These centers provide a focal point for interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research.

Major Research Programs

While all faculty members and graduate students in CEOE conduct their own individual research, certain areas of focus bring together teams collaborating on larger goals.

CEOE faculty and students also contribute to research in many multidisciplinary centers, institutes and other initiatives throughout the university:

Other Collaborations

Ocean Infinity employees move autonomous underwater vehicles in the company's building.

UD, Ocean Infinity collaborate, use firm’s autonomous underwater vehicles


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of Delaware and Ocean Infinity (OI), a privately held company that utilizes autonomous underwater and surface vehicles to deliver services to industry and government clients, leads to additional opportunities for faculty and students, increases the capabilities of both the company and university researchers, and may spark new discoveries about our blue planet.

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Students, including two from the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, pose for a photo on the deck of the R/ V Tan Kah Kee, Xiamen University's research vessel.

Two UD students take part in first research cruise with Xiamen University

Having partnered with one another for the past 10 years, UD and Xiamen decided that in addition to having students from Xiamen study in Delaware, it would benefit both universities to have students from UD travel to China. Two UD students joined a nine-day voyage on Xiamen University's research ship from Malaysia, joining 26 other students from Xiamen University and got to learn various scientific techniques.

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