• 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.

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

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  • 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 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).



  • CSX Train Hauling North Dakota Crude Derails
    World Energy News, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
  • Huge fire in West Virginia after oil train derails, sending tanker into river
    The Guardian, Monday, February 16, 2015
  • EPA proposes amendments to oil-spill contingency requirements
    US EPA, Monday, January 26, 2015
  • Executive Order --- Enhancing Coordination of National Efforts in the Arctic
    The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, Wednesday, January 21, 2015
  • NOAA Assisted UN Spill Response Team in Bangladesh
    NOAA Communications & External Affairs, Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Building a Better Oil Spill Response

BSEE - oil spill response research

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a press release announcing that it is soliciting proposals for oil spill response research projects and will be investing up to $6 million to support these projects in 2015. White papers must be received by 9 February. (1/14/15).

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

CCA-OSRL Hosts Technical Forum on Dispersants