Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
USNA News Center
USNA News Center

USNA Oceanography Department enters an educational partnership with the University of Delaware

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 1:01 PM by Alexander R. Davies and Joseph P. Smith

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) recently signed a new Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the University of Delaware (UD) College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE).  Dr. Joseph P. Smith and CAPT Emil Petruncio, USN from the USNA Oceanography Department championed this landmark agreement that will formalize and expand on-going research and academic collaborations between the two institutions.

To date, the USNA Oceanography Department and UD COEO have collaborated on multiple projects including the 2016 Autonomous Systems Bootcamp (participants pictured above), research at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and a joint project with the U.S. Naval Research Lab to map coral reefs in Hawaii with an autonomous kayak.  These collaborative projects have resulted in four Midshipmen independent research projects, two engineering design capstone projects, four summer internships at the UD CEOE Robotics Discovery Laboratory, an LREC to Vietnam, and numerous other STEM based learning and research activities.

The current EPA focuses on unmanned and autonomous systems, remote sensing and communication in coastal and polar environments, real-time observing systems, and information systems engineering.  An even broader EPA with UD CEOE is currently under review. For more information, please visit the UD UDaily article >>

Photo credit: University of Delaware Robotics Discovery Laboratory.

Category: General Interest

Press Contact

Alexander R. Davies
USNA Oceanography Department