• sea level rise
  • Healy in ice
  • July 25 bulker ran aground near Mauritius's Blue Bay Marine Park

  • Deepwater Horizon Spill - 10 Years

    Deepwater Horizon Spill - 10 Years

  • snare student group research

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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 Oil Pollution Act of 1990: 30 Years of Spill Response and Restoration
    NOAA OR&R, Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Shipping suffers wave of spills, fires, collisions and lives lost
    International Shipping News, Thursday, September 10, 2020
  • A Short List of Major Oil Spills from Ships
    gCaptain, Wednesday, September 9, 2020
  • Project to Define Sustainability Criteria for Marine Fuel
    The Maritime Executive, Wednesday, September 2, 2020
  • Future of Cleaning Oil Spills Looks to Robots, Wood Chips and Sponges
    The Wall Street Journal, Sunday, August 30, 2020


ExxonMobil has coordinated a dispersant workshop at Ohmsett annually since 2018. Ohmsett has an excellent space for a large group meeting but more importantly it provides attendees the opportunity to observe dispersant-effectiveness tests firsthand. Unfortunately, the travel restrictions forced us to cancel this year’s workshop. Instead we intend to hold a virtual workshop via a series of webinars starting in September.

Join NOAA's Thursday Lecture Series 'You Don't Know What You Don't Know' at 3:00 pm EDT!


The 2019 DoD Arctic Strategy updates DoD's strategic objectives for the Arctic region, in light of DoD's renewed assessment of the evolving Arctic security environment and the release of the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). Anchored in NDS goals and priorities, this updated Arctic strategy outlines DoD's strategic approach for protecting U.S. national security interests in the Arctic in an era of strategic competition.

ECO Magazine Special Feature on Corals

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