CEOE News  |
November 2018
Top News
New Faculty Broaden College Expertise, Offerings
The College of Earth, Ocean and Environment added five new faculty members this fall (and one last spring). They increase the college's expertise in multiple disciplines:

Anna Birkenbach - Fisheries policy
Aaron Carlisle - Marine bioscience
Jing Gao - Geography, GIS & data science
Pinki Mondal - Geography, GIS & data science
Kimberley Oremus - Fisheries policy
Sunita Shah Walter -Marine bioscience
Council's Corner
As part of the Delaware First campaign, the University of Delaware is hosting events around the country called Delaware to the World. At each stop, faculty members from the university share their expertise with alumni in interactive networking and educational sessions. Read more about who is speaking where, and if you're looking to connect with CEOE faculty, check the dates in Texas, Florida and Bridgeville, DE!
Dean Atekwana and Eliot Atekwana pose with YouDee
Hello, alumni, supporters and friends of CEOE,

October started and ended with two terrific gatherings. On the 7th, we had another successful Coast Day at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Read more on the Coast Day website or check out the photo gallery of the day on Delaware Sea Grant's site. Then on the 27th some of our most loyal alumni and I watched the Blue Hens win their Homecoming game after a wonderful All-Alumni Tailgate. If you were unable to make it this year, I hope you will join us in 2019.

Before then, though, I want to invite all of our alumni to consider joining together in two ways—virtually and in person.

We are working to reinvigorate our LinkedIn Group as a place where alumni of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment can stay in touch and network, but that will only work if we have a good number of us connected! Please visit and request to join. We will post events and news, but we are really hoping alumni will reconnect and interact on your own. So join today!

Secondly, if you will be in Washington, D.C., during the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, please plan to join us at an alumni reception on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Admission is free, but registration is required using this form .
Warm regards,
Estella Atekwana

Cristina Archer published a research paper that discovered an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: they lessen the precipitation caused by hurricanes. 
To learn how to start addressing the world’s multifaceted water crisis , UD graduate students connected a team of international experts in ecohydrology from 11 different countries in the halls of Ettersburg Castle in Weimar, Germany this fall for an Ecohydrology Workshop. 
Associate Professor Jessica Warren showed off shrunken objects and rocks found at the bottom of the seafloor as part of her  Ocean Rocks! exhibit at Coast Day

Graduate students from across UD worked with Holly Michael and other collaborators to present the first of three water-focused symposia Students on the committee include DENIN Environmental Fellows, members of the Water Science and Policy Program, and students from three of UD’s colleges.
UD, in partnership with the Energy and Climate Academy of Denmark, unveiled the first Offshore Wind Skills Academy in the United States designed for professionals and managers seeking to enter the industry .  

Aaron Carlisle, assistant professor in marine biosciences, discussed his role in a study that took place during his doctoral and postdoctoral work at Stanford University. Carlisle helped lead the tagging and tracking efforts of the salmon shark — one of 14 species included in the paper.
Over the summer, Delaware Sea Grant continued its efforts to place students in internships to provide valuable professional development experience. Chris Grasso spent his summer sampling bodies of water throughout Delaware as part of his DESG-funded summer research internship...
... while Emily Ruhl helped the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays with outreach and educational programming.

Staff from the  Delaware Geological Survey  (DGS) and the  Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis  (CEMA), hosted staff members from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency to teach them about the latest technology that University experts are creating and employing to help keep those managers up-to-date in the case of extreme weather events, including a new one-stop shop for learning about weather hazards .


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