delware environmental institute

Research Centers

Center for Applied Coastal Research: focal point for research in coastal processes and coastal engineering
Director: Nobu Kabayashi
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Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration: facilitating the transition to power generation using carbon-free geophysical flows, including surface wind, geostrophic winds, and ocean currents
Director: Jeremy Firestone
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Center for Climate and Land-Surface Change: interdisciplinary research center designed to foster collaboration among Earth scientists who focus on climate and/or land surface processes Interim
Directors: Cort Willmott and Michael A. O’Neal
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Center for Energy & Environmental Policy: leading institution for interdisciplinary graduate education, research, and advocacy in energy and environmental policy
Director: John Byrne
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Center for Environmental Genomics: cutting-edge research in environmental genomics
Director: David Kirchman
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Center for Fuel Cell Research: promote basic and applied research to improve fundamental understanding of fuel cells and address critical barriers to commercialization
Director: Ajay Prasad
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Center for Remote Sensing: remote sensing of the physical, geological, and biological properties of the oceans and the coastal zone
Directors: Xiao-Hai Yan and Victor Klemas
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Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy: integrating ethics and public policy inquiry with scientific research, the university curricula, private sector innovation, and government policy making
Director: Tom Powers
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Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment: multi- institutional consortium of scientists and engineers working to further the understanding of processes affecting the fate and effects of metals in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
Director: Dominic M. DiToro
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Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (CRB-CZO): environmental observatory established to study chemical, physical and biological interactions that shape the Earth's surface.
Director: Donald L. Sparks
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Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS):  provides state agencies and the citizens of Delaware with immediate information about environmental conditions in and around the state and archives data for historical environmental studies and research
Director: Kevin Brinson
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Delaware Geological Survey: geologic and hydrologic research and exploration; dissemination of information through publication and public service
Director: David R. Wunsch
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Delaware Water Resources Center: working to develop a statewide program designed to resolve state and regional water related problems
Director: J. Thomas Sims
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Disaster Research Center: social scientific study of disasters
Director: James Kendra
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Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy: research and policy studies on the management of ocean and coastal areas at national, regional, and global scales
Director: Biliana Cicin-Sain
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Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands:  assisting the world’s governments with policy issues related to oceans, coasts, and small island developing states
Director: Biliana Cicin-Sain
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Halophyte Biotechnology Center: sustainable saline agriculture and wetlands restoration
Directors: John L. Gallagher and Denise M. Seliskar
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Institute of Energy Conversion:  developing the fundamental science and engineering base required to improve photovoltaic device performance and processing technologies, then effectively transferring these laboratory results to large-scale manufacturing
Director: Robert W. Birkmire
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Institute for Soil and Environmental Quality: research, outreach, and education programs that provide science-based solutions to the many environmental problems involving soil resources
Director: J. Thomas Sims
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University of Delaware Energy Institute: creating and integrating new solutions to challenges in energy sufficiency and sustainability
Director: Michael T. Klein
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Water Resources Agency: water resources planning and policy assistance to governments in Delaware, the Delaware Valley, and along the Eastern Seaboard
Director: Gerald J. Kauffman
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