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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 in the Environment (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).



  • 25 Years After Exxon Valdez
    Minnesota Public Radio, The Daily Circuit, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer and Riskier Since Exxon Valdez
    NPR, Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • Galveston-Houston Ship Channel barge collision
    Central Texas Coastal Area Committee, Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announces BAA Research on Oil Spill Response Operations
    BSEE, Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Health of Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
    Environmental Science & Technology , Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Twenty-Five Years After the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: NOAA's Scientific Support, Monitoring and Research

DTox:a Worldwide Quantitative Database of the Toxicological Effects of Dispersants and Chemically Dispersed Oil.  The Center is pleased and excited for the recognition of Adriana Bejarano, PhD., Research Planning, Inc. by SETAC Journal.

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Here>>

Environmental Science & Technology Here>>

Exxon Valdez - Remembering...

A group of University of New Hampshire students plans to collect human urine as part of a research project aimed at diverting liquid waste from treatment plants and instead using it as fertilizer.

NHPR story (3/28/2014) Here>>