About Us

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.

The CRRC partnership stimulates innovation in spill preparedness, response, assessment, and implementation of optimum spill recovery strategies. The primary purpose of the Center is to bring together the resources of a research-oriented university and the field expertise of OR&R to conduct and oversee basic and applied research, conduct outreach, and encourage strategic partnerships in spill response, assessment and restoration.

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 CSE involves individuals and institutions, public and private, at local, regional, national and international levels in identifying needs, evaluating and demonstrating promising technologies, and fostering their use as part of new, integrative approaches to response and restoration.

Both Centers are administered by, and located at, the UNH campus in Durham, NH.  The Centers are affiliated with the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.


Nancy E. Kinner, Ph.D.
Co-Director (UNH)
603 862-1422

Troy Baker
Co-Director (NOAA)
206 639-8303

Kathy Mandsager
Administrative Manager
603 862-1545


Wesley Lambert
Project Research Engineer II


Gregg Hall
University of New Hampshire
35 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Phone: (603) 862-1545
Fax: (603) 862-3957