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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 Impact of Deepwater Horizon on the Ocean Floor
    Ocean News & Technology, Thursday, December 22, 2016
  • 1976: A Winter of Ship Accidents
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
  • What is a geographic information system?
    NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, Thursday, November 17, 2016
  • Arctic Spills (Nancy Kinner, article author)
    The Circle, WWF Magazine, Monday, November 7, 2016
  • Nancy Kinner is awarded UNH Faculty Excellence award. Congratulations!
    University of New Hampshire, Monday, October 31, 2016


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>>

Alaska Forum on the Environment, February 6-10, 2017 Anchorage, AK

Alaska Marine Science Symposium, January 23-27, 2017 in Anchorage, AK