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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) 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>>



  • Russian tanker passes through Bering Strait in the midst of winter
    Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Scientists Find Oil From Deepwater Horizon Blowout on Ocean Floor
    Science the Wire, Wednesday, January 6, 2021
  • An In-Depth Look at How Crude Oil is Moved Around the World
    Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Monday, January 4, 2021
  • ‘A Slap in the Face’: The Pandemic Disrupts Young Oil Careers
    NY Times, Sunday, January 3, 2021
  • The Nestucca: How a devastating event shaped today’s oil spill responses
    EIN Presswire, Wednesday, December 23, 2020


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In honor of Pete Peterson and Pete Hagen, a scholarship has been established to support students that demonstrate excellence in improving our understanding of factors important to recovery from oil spills in Alaskan waters. 

Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the Gulf of Mexico.  See details of Federal Register Volume 86, Issue 11 (January 19, 2021) here>>

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The Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) in Cordova, Alaska intends to support research related to the safety and security
of commercial, recreational, personal use, and subsistence foods during marine oil spills. More on RFP here>>

OR&R Senior Scientist Lisa DiPinto joined scientists from the EPA and U.S. Coast Guard to conduct experiments at the Ohmsett test tank facility in Leonardo, New Jersey to prepare for larger scale experiments being planned for later this year.

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