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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>>



  • Coast Guard Sails Medium Cutter North of Arctic Circle as Nanook Exercise Kicks Off
    USNI News, Wednesday, August 5, 2020
  • A look at the Kalamazoo River 10 years after oil spill, Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • UNH student Simone Chapman becomes National Acadamies Science Fellow
    NAS, Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • Oily substance found near Savoonga remains a mystery
    Nome Nugget, Friday, July 24, 2020
  • 10 years ago, Kalamazoo River oil spill was ‘an awakening’ in pipeline debate
    Michigan Live, Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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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

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

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