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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>>



  • Disaster Preparedness News
    National Ocean Service , Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Texas GLO funding opportunity
    Texas General Land Office Oil Spill Prevention and Response Program, Wednesday, February 17, 2021
  • U.S. and Russia sign new maritime pollution agreement, conduct joint Bering Sea patrol
    Arctic Today, Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • Russian tanker passes through Bering Strait in the midst of winter
    Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Integrating marine oil snow and MOSSFA into oil spill response and damage assessment
    Marine POllution, Thursday, January 7, 2021


There is a greater probability of more frequent and/or larger oil spills in the Arctic region due to increased maritime shipping and natural resource development. Accordingly, there is an increasing need for effective spilled-oil computer modeling to help emergency oil spill response decision makers, especially in waters where sea ice is present.  Read more via the publication in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2021, 9, 201.

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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>>

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