• U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte visits with the students in the CRRC lab to learn more about oil spill and other disaster response.

  • Congratulations to Lynn Garner of Garner Environmental Services for being our 2015 Clean Gulf Conference winner of the lobster drawing!

  • 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
    View presentations here>>

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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 in the Environment (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>>



  • NOAA's Shore Assessment Tool Helps Determine Best Cleanup Methods
    ECO Magazine, Tuesday, April 7, 2015
  • Deepwater Horizon: After the oil
    Science Magazine, Friday, April 3, 2015
  • Supply barge adrift in the Arctic for months
    Alaska Dispatch News, Monday, March 16, 2015
  • Freight Train Carrying Oil Derails, Catches Fire in Illinois
    NBC News, Friday, March 6, 2015
  • CSX Train Hauling North Dakota Crude Derails
    World Energy News, Wednesday, February 18, 2015


CRRC Announces New NOAA Co-Director

UNH Oil Spill Response Forum (October 2014). CSE hosted a forum which featured speakers who played key roles during the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident in Prince william Sound, Alaska and the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Building a Better Oil Spill Response

ERMA Newsletter (Issue 1, Dec 2014)
NOAA Office of Response & Restoration