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

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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>>



  • Final Regulations to Raise Safety & Environmental Standards for Any Future Exploratory Drilling in U.S. Arctic Waters
    Ocean News & Technology, Monday, July 11, 2016
  • Are Responders to Reliant on Technology?
    www.nwcn.com, Wednesday, July 6, 2016
  • Role of Microbial Motility for Degradation of Dispersed Oil
    ECO Magazine, Wednesday, July 6, 2016
  • How Do Oil Spills Affect Sea Turtles?
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  • Study Observes Mobile Bay Plume Dynamics on Coastal Circulation
    ECO Magazine, Thursday, June 30, 2016


Here is a quick guide to many of the most commonly used tools and resources that NOAA ORR offers for oil spill responders and planners.

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)