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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>>



  • Huntington Beach Oil Spill Timeline
    CBS Los Angeles, Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  • Marshes, Shorebirds Could Face Biggest Threats From California Oil Spill
    Newsweek, Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Officials knew about oil off O.C. coast Friday, sparking new questions about response
    Los Angeles Times, Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Orange County beaches closed after oil spill off California coast destroys wildlife habitat
    CNN, Monday, October 4, 2021
  • 'Catastrophic' California oil spill kills fish, damages wetlands
    Reuters, Monday, October 4, 2021

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