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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>>



  • Assessing the Impacts from Deepwater Horizon
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Live from Russia: UNH's Nancy Kinner
    University of New Hampshire, Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Closing Down Damage Assessment After Deepwater Horizon
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • Theater: Retelling the Story of the BP Oil Spill
    NPR Science Friday, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Effects on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
    NOAA, Friday, February 10, 2017


“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

Canada's Oceans Protection Plan. Read the plan here>>