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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>>



  • A Whale of Information from a Single Shot: Studying Marine Mammals After Oil Spills Using Remote Biopsy
    NOAA OR&R, Monday, February 10, 2020
  • What is Marine Snow?
    NOAA, Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • NOAA and Ocean Infinity to Develop Deep-Water Autonomous Technologies
    Ocean News & Technology, Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Number of large spills continues to decline
    ISOC Newsletter, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Mobile protected areas for biodiversity on the high seas
    Science Magazine, Friday, January 17, 2020


Join NOAA ARD Troy Baker and others for this informative session at SETAC.

Spill Modeling: oil spill risk assessment, response planning, and damage assessment in an age of increased transparency

NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Year in Review is now available.  The report, NOS by the Numbers: 2019, highlights the accomplishments across NOS programs in fiscal year 2019.  NOS’ capacity to deliver our mission is stronger than ever, and we look forward to building upon our accomplishments in 2020. Congratulations to our NOAA colleagues!

OR&R ERD has re-posted a job announcement for the supervisor position (Supervisory Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-4) responsible for leading the Response Support group, located in Seattle (Org chart, for reference).  The announcement will open on Monday, 1/13, and close on 1/30/20.  Here's the link to the posting for federal employees (MAP):  Here's the link to the posting open to the general public (DE):