• Jesse Ross on Appalachian Trail

    ENE student, Jesse Ross successfully completed hiking the Appalchian Trail!

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    From All of Us to Each of You: Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year!

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    2015 Clean Gulf Lobster Winner - Congratulations!

  • Nancy Kinner speaks at Senate Forum

    CSE, along with Senators Shaheen and Ayotte (NH), hosted a Senate Forum on "Advances in Oil Spill Response: Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon" on April 21, 2015.

  • 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>>



  • How Do You Keep Killer Whales Away From an Oil Spill?
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Analysts predict continuing decline in gasoline prices
    Foster's Seacoast Online, Friday, January 8, 2016
  • Explore Oil Spill Data for Gulf Marine Life with NOAA Tools
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Friday, December 18, 2015
  • Why Is It So Hard to Count the Number of Animals Killed by Oil Spills?
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Friday, December 18, 2015
  • Ohmsett: Proving Grounds for the World’s Most Innovative Spill Response Technologies
    ECO Magazine, Friday, November 20, 2015


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.

NOAA is asking for public comment on the draft restoration plan through December 4, 2015. You can give comments at public meetings or through the comment portal after reviewing the pDARP document here>>

Watch TechKnow's show on "Drilling in the Arctic" which airs Saturday 17 October at 6:30 pm ET.

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research unanimously approved the Oil Pollution Research & Technology Plan for FY2015-2021 at the committee’s quarterly meeting Sept. 29, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the plan is to provide current assessments of the nation’s oil pollution research needs and priorities. This is the first update to the plan since 1997.