• Congratulations to our UNH-CEPS Outstanding Faculty Teacher: Nancy Kinner, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering!

  • U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte visits with the students in the CRRC lab to learn more about oil spill and other disaster response.

  • Building a Better Oil Spill Response

    What happens to spilled oil on the bottom of body of water? With a unique oil flume, UNH professor Nancy Kinner and undergraduates are working to find out. 

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The Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) was established as a partnership between the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), and the University of New Hampshire (UNH), through the Environmental Research Group (ERG) in 2004.

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 The Center for Spills and Environmental Hazards (CSE) is a University center that expands the scope of interaction and cooperation with the private sector, other government agencies and universities.


The Centers are administered by, and located at, the UNH campus in Durham, NH.  Both centers are affiliated with the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE). Center one-pager here>>



  • NOAA Regional Preparedness Training in Texas
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Thursday, June 16, 2016
  • NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Announces Next Funding Opportunity
    ECO Magazine & NOAA, Thursday, June 9, 2016
  • UNH's Larry Mayer is appointed to US Arctic Commission
    University of New Hampshire, Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea (Congratulations to Andy Armstrong!)
    University of New Hampshire, Friday, May 27, 2016
  • NOAA Supporting Spill Response in the Green Canyon Oil Reserve Area of the Gulf of Mexico
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Hydrographers - CRRC thanks you!

University of Washington Helps ITOPF and NOAA Analyze Emerging Risks in Marine Transportation

NOAA's DWH NRDA Scientific Data (via DIVER)

Research at University of New Hampshire