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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>>



  • Mobile protected areas for biodiversity on the high seas
    Science Magazine, Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Nine years of research on BP spill, dispersants documents potential human health, mental health effects
    NOLA, Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Report to Congress on Changes in the Arctic
    USNI News, Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Sullivan Chairs Hearing on Coast Guard Arctic Strategy, Launches Senate Coast Guard Caucus, Announces New Legislation.
    Senator Dan Sullivan, Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Ice in motion: Satellites capture decades of change
    Science Daily, Tuesday, December 10, 2019


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):  

Ice in Motion: Satellites Capture Decades of Change