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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>>



  • With More Ships in the Arctic, Fears of Disaster Rise
    New York Times, Monday, July 24, 2017
  • Is the U.S. Ready for an Arctic Oil Spill?
    World Policy Blog & US Arctic Research Commission News, Monday, July 10, 2017
  • Using Dogs to Find Oil During Spill Response
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Preventing and Preparing for Oil Spills in the Arctic
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Assessing the Impacts from Deepwater Horizon
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Saturday, May 6, 2017


AAAS 2017 Feb. 18, 2017 Scientific Session
"The Legacy of the Deepwater Horizon: New Science Affecting Marine Oil Development Policy" Dr. Kinner Facilitator, Speakers: Dr. Colwell, Dr. Schluter, Dr. Murawski

“Dispatches From The Gulf - 2” shares remarkable stories about the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Below Zero: Partnership between the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference to focus on Applications and Practical Use of Scientific Research in the Gulf of Mexico to Inform Management and Restoration