Arthur C Trembanis

School of Marine Science & Policy

Phone: (302) 831-2498


Office: 103B Robinson Hall

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Focuses on understanding how waves and currents shape the beach and seabed.
  • Utilizes underwater robots to explore the sea and examine what lies on the ocean floor. Exploration sites include shipwrecks.
  • Trembanis develops new autonomous underwater robot technologies and data visualization techniques.
  • Expeditions include dives off the island of Bonaire (in the Southern Caribbean), Black Sea, Delaware Bay and Tasman Bay, New Zealand.
  • Can discuss beach nourishment, sediment transport and scour (erosion) and seafloor mapping.

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Associate Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy

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