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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>>



  • UNH's Jackson Estuarine Lab celebrates 50 years of coastal, estuarine, and marine science
    University of New Hampshire, Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Synthesis Study Demonstrates Phytoplankton Can Bloom Below Arctic Sea Ice.
    Frontiers, Thursday, November 19, 2020
  • ‘Polar night’ arrives in Utqiagvik, Alaska, bringing 66 days of darkness
    The Washington Post, Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • NOAA and Google Announce New Data Partnership
    Ocean News & Technology, Thursday, November 5, 2020
  • New $53 Million Grant to Create World-Wide Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health
    ECO Magazine, Tuesday, November 3, 2020


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.

Essential functions are critical activities that must be performed, or rapidly resumed, especially after a disruption of normal activities. As subsets of government functions, there are three categories of essential functions: national essential functions, primary mission essential functions, and mission essential functions.

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NOAA's newest web portal is a remarkable tool showing "at-a-glance" the status of seven major US marine ecosystems across the U.S. as well as a national synthesis.

Job Posting: NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator / Regional Preparedness Coordinator (Environmental Scientist) position within the Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division (GS-13/14). The announcement will be open for 14 days; opening today 9/28/20 and closing on 10/12/20.

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