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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), through the Environmental Research Group (ERG) 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>>



  • NOAA is issuing Storm QuickLooks for Hurricane Irma. View near real-time ocean and meteorological conditions
    NOAA, Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • n a changing Arctic, a lone Coast Guard icebreaker maneuvers through ice and geopolitics
    Washington Post, Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Did Dispersants Reduce Air-Quality Risks for Emergency Responders During Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?
    ECO Magazine, Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • NOAA Scientists Set Sail to Measure Change in the Arctic
    Ocean News & Technology, Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • UNH hosts NSF-funded workshop on opening Arctic seas
    University of New Hampshire, Thursday, August 31, 2017


This is to announce that the 2017 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) Proceedings are now available online.The IOSC body of knowledge, dating back to the inception of IOSC in 1969, is available free of charge online. 

AAAS 2017 Feb. 18, 2017 Scientific Session
"The Legacy of the Deepwater Horizon: New Science Affecting Marine Oil Development Policy" Dr. Kinner Facilitator, Speakers: Dr. Colwell, Dr. Schluter, Dr. Murawski

“Dispatches From The Gulf - 2” shares remarkable stories about the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Below Zero: Partnership between the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration