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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>>



  • The Arctic Shipping Route No One’s Talking About
    The Maritime Executive, Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • One Cruise Ship Strikes Another in Vancouver, BC
    Maritime Executive, Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Effects of oil spill cleanups to be studied at Huntsman Marine Science Centre
    CBC (Canada) News, Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Chemical-eating bacteria: A tiny solution for the oilsands' big problem
    Vancouver Sun, Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • Scientists Create Largest Collection of Coral Reef Maps Ever Made
    ECO, Thursday, April 25, 2019


UNH grad student (Melissa Gloekler) delves deep into environmental engineering.

Read it here>>

Two UNH CEPS students win ADAC fellowships!

The Arctic seems like a world away, but take a look at NOAA’s new story map and you’ll discover why the Arctic is closer than you think. From food security and safe maritime navigation, to our economy and national security, the Arctic has a profound global reach. Explore all the innovative and pioneering ways NOAA is working to understand and protect this dynamic and fast-changing ocean frontier.

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