Sunny and Windy

Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) and the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) invite classroom and informal educators from Maryland and Delaware, grades 1-12, to register for the 2016 workshop “Sunny and Windy: A Forecast for Greener Energy Education.”

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Team Laurel Honor

Jules Bruck, associate professor of landscape architecture in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Ed Lewandowski, acting director of Delaware Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Service in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, received the Outstanding Downtown Community Partner...Read more

Social dimensions of offshore wind power development off the Delmarva Peninsula (RCE-1)

Investigator:  Jeremy Firestone — University of Delaware

As offshore wind power plans continue to develop, with construction ‘on the horizon’, the public has had relatively little input. Understanding public perceptions and attitudes, and how they vary with location and...Read more

Sea Grant Updates: Delaware Sea Grant briefs Sen. Carper on recent research efforts

From coastal flooding apps to sophisticated satellite mapping, the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes is awash in technological advances. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper visited the campus recently for an update on current activities in the...Read more

Synoptic descriptions of low-level winds and surface currents outside the Delaware Bay mouth for use in ecosystem studies and hazard response planning (R/HRCC-3)

Dana Veron and Bruce L. Lipphardt, Jr.—University of Delaware

As coastal development continues and the interactions between manmade and natural environments become more complex, it is important to assess their fundamental physical interactions....Read more

Focus on the Delaware Coast: Delaware’s Coastal Economy

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 8:00am

Delaware’s Coastal Economy will be the subject of a continuing University of Delaware seminar series that focuses on coastal resource issues in Delaware. The seminar will take place Friday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Virden Center at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. The event is...Read more

The economic impact of offshore wind farms on coastal tourism and beach use in the mid-Atlantic region (R/SCD-4)

Investigator: George Parsons—University of Delaware Rising energy prices and concerns over air quality from burning fossil fuels have led to increased interest in offshore wind as an alternative source of power for coastal areas. Scientists at Delaware Sea Grant have been at...Read more

Public perceptions of coastal and near-shore wind power turbines and transmission (R/SCD-3)

Jeremy Firestone, Willett Kempton, and John Madsen—University of Delaware

This project builds on earlier research on barriers to deploying large-scale offshore wind projects in the United States. Researchers will survey Delaware and New Jersey...Read more

Development of microalgae for bioremediation of flue gas coupled to production of renewable energy (R/SCD-2)

Investigators: Kathryn Coyne and Jennifer Stewart—University of Delaware Smokestack emissions contain contaminants that negatively impact human health and the environment. Scientists are looking to use algae to help clean up the air – and serve as a renewable energy source. The...Read more

Project: Offshore Wind Power for Delaware in a Marine Spatial Planning Context (R/SCD-1)

Investigators: Jeremy Firestone (University of Delaware), Willett Kempton (University of Delaware), James Corbett (University of Delaware), John Madsen (University of Delaware), Greg Shriver (University of Delaware), John Callahan (Delaware Geological Survey)

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