• CRRC's oil flume tank.

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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>>



  • Louisiana Flooding: Thank our Coast Guard Saving Lives in America’s Heartland
    USCG Foundation, Friday, August 19, 2016
  • The man who would map the ocean - Larry Mayer, UNH
    National Fisherman, Friday, August 19, 2016
  • 130 gallons of gasoline spilled at Dover (NH) Irving
    Foster's News, Tuesday, August 9, 2016
  • NOAA scientists report mass die-off of invertebrates at East Flower Garden Bank in Gulf of Mexico
    NOAA, Monday, August 8, 2016
  • Final Regulations to Raise Safety & Environmental Standards for Any Future Exploratory Drilling in U.S. Arctic Waters
    Ocean News & Technology, Monday, July 11, 2016


NSF Program Solicitation: Arctic Research Opportunities; Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences; Arctic System Science; Arctic Observing Network

Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant offers oil spill science outreach (presentations & videos) to keep you informed.

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!