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Director’s Message and Mission

Welcome to the Center for Applied Coastal Research at the University of Delaware. Please browse our web page to learn more about our graduate programs, opportunities for undergraduate research and the center mission.

CACR Mission
We will create and distribute coastal processes knowledge to enhance the welfare of residents near coastlines along Delaware, the United States and beyond.

CACR Values
We will be a collegial Center that embraces change and innovation as we strive towards excellence. We welcome diversity in people, ideas and engineering/scientific approaches.

Our mission and vision will be achieved through the following goals:

1) To remain as one of the pre-eminent coastal engineering graduate programs in the United States and produce leaders in industry, government and research positions for regional/global coastal problems.
2) To train top-level graduate students to become future professors/mentors in coastal engineering.
3) To welcome diversity among faculty and students.

Jack Puleo
Center for Applied Coastal Research