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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>>



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    Ocean News & Technology, Wednesday, July 8, 2020
  • How Russia is cleaning up the Arctic's biggest oil spill
    Sky News, Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Clean up spilled oil at all costs? Not always
    NOAA OR&R, Friday, June 26, 2020
  • 15,000 gallon oil spill reported near Kobuk River
    NBC Anchorage, Monday, June 22, 2020
  • 'Unprecedented' Siberian Oil Spill Reaches Arctic Glacial Lake
    Moscow Times, Tuesday, June 9, 2020


In this "FED Talk" video, Dr. Ken Lee reviews the current state of knowledge on oil spill response in Canada. He discusses the collaborative efforts of Canadian and international scientists to advance research on alternative oil spill response and clean-up measures that will enhance our capability and capacity to prevent and minimize impacts to the environment and its living resources. These efforts are part of the Multi-Partner Research Initiative (MPRI), designed to build a research network that brings together the best scientific expertise in oil spill research to enhance Canada's level of preparedness and response capability to marine petroleum incidents. Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Bering Strait

The Bering Strait, a waterway between the United States and Russia, is a marine wildlife "super highway" that supports amazing animals, from beluga whales to spectacled eiders and king salmon. As warming temperatures melts Arctic sea ice, increasing commercial ship traffic through the strait is adding stress and risk of accidents to an already rapidly shifting environment. WWF has five recommended actions that the United States should take to protect the Bering Strait.

REMUS Calibration Experiments held in the MacFarlane Flume at UNH.

Kate Wheelock, Chief of the National Ocean Service (NOS) Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP), shares what the DPP is doing to support all of the NOS offices in response to COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. Learn more about those response efforts here.

Check out the latest news from NOAA's Disaster Preparedness Program>>

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