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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Our students - always prepared.

    Our students - always prepared.

  • Good, Clean (Safe) Fun in the UNH lab

    Good, Clean (Safe) Fun in the UNH lab  More>>

  • UNH Oil Spill Response Forum

    UNH Oil Spill Response Forum
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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>>



  • The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP) and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is available for public review and comment through Dec. 4.
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
  • Who Pays for Oil Spills?
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • Was the extreme and wide-spread marine oil-snow sedimentation and flocculent accumulation (MOSSFA) event during the Deepwater Horizon blow-out unique?
    Authors: Vonk, S.; Hollander, D.; Murk A., Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • Melting Ice Isn’t Opening Arctic to Oil Bonanza
    New York Times, Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Coast Guard identifies worst potential oil spills in Arctic
    Alaska Dispatch News, Thursday, September 3, 2015


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.

World Class Tanker Safety System, Operational Science, Oil Spill Response Science (OSRS) Program
Call for Letters of Expression of Interest (LOIs) for Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Projects

Nancy E Kinner, PhD

Dr. Nancy E. Kinner has been invited to testify to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on April 29, 2015 in the Russell Senate Office Building.

Center for Spills in the Environment, 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.   More information here>>