• 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>>



  • 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
  • BSEE: Study Examines Whether Current Offshore Platforms Can Survive Sea Ice
    ECO Magazine, Friday, May 6, 2016
  • How might oil spills affect baleen whales?
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • UNH is #1 - best public universities in New England.
    America Unraveled, Monday, April 18, 2016


Research at University of New Hampshire

Tanker Spill Statistics for 2015 (ITOPF)

2015 Transport Canada Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Final Report

(Transport Canada, AITF, Amanda Prefontaine) More here>> 

The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)-Alaska releases report on Inuit food security:  Alaskan Inuit Food Security Conceptual Framework: How To Assess the Arctic From an Inuit Perspective reports.