• Katie Perry new team member
  • Deepwater Horizon Spill - 10 Years

    Deepwater Horizon Spill - 10 Years

  • snare student group research
  • 'Response Oil Assay' workshop group

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    Clean Gulf 2019 Lobster Winner - Dave Westerholm

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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>>



  • Three-Way Power Dynamics in the Arctic (by Rebecca Pincus)
    Strategic Studies Quarterly, Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • The first decade of scientific insights from the Deepwater Horizon oil release
    Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, Wednesday, May 20, 2020
  • USCG: Oil Spill Containment System Proven Successful
    The Marine Executive, Wednesday, May 6, 2020
  • Arctic Plankton Populations Vary by Season
    EOS Science News by AGU, Tuesday, May 5, 2020
  • Why Sunlight Matters for Marine Oil Spills
    Science News, Saturday, May 2, 2020


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>>

Your computer is now a portal to the North Pole. Explore one of the most remote, mysterious regions on Earth from the comfort of your own home with a new massive open online course (MOOC) featuring short lectures by researchers about their work, stunning footage from an Arctic icebreaker, 360 videos and more.

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