• Ice Berg in Nares Strait

    SMSOE Announces Seminar Series

    The series seminar kicks off on March 1, 2017 with Climate Change and the Ocean: Local and Global Impacts marine.unh.edu/smsoe-seminar-series

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  • Graduate Student Fellowships

    Graduate students interested in marine science policy may be interested in learning more about these fellowship opportunties. Act soon as applications are due early 2017.

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  • UNH researchers will study how sponges, the less charismatic neighbors of corals, contribute to overall coral reef health.

    Sponges of the Caribbean

    UNH researchers will study how sponges, the less charismatic neighbors of corals, contribute to overall coral reef health.

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  • R/V Gulf Surveyor

    Shiny and New

    UNH's newest classroom and research lab requires sea legs and a life jacket!  Read more

  • Steelhead Trout Making a Splash

    New Hampshire-raised steelhead trout are making a splash in restaurants and seafood markets across northern New England. 

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About the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is the University of New Hampshire’s first ‘interdisciplinary school’, designed to address today’s highly complex ocean and coastal challenges through integrated graduate education, research and engagement. As such, it serves as an interdisciplinary nexus for marine science and ocean engineering teaching and research across the University. Learn More

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  • Backscatter collected with a multibeam echo sounder along a salt dome in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
    Bubbles of methane gas can be found escaping the seabed throughout the worlds oceans.  Methane is a key greenhouse gas, and any gas escaping the seabed that reaches the atmosphere has the potential...
  • Tern nest located located on the Isles of Shoals.
    In 2014, Jessica Carloni, a MS Student at UNH Department of Resources who is advised by Erik Chapman (NH Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension) will begin research that will be aimed at Improving our...
  • Lidar remote sensing technology
    Airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) is a remote sensing technology that is proving increasingly beneficial in a variety of ocean and coastal mapping applications. Lidar systems use pulsed...
  • Funding: Supported by Hurricane Sandy funds from the Dept. of Interior Description: Salt marshes have been managed for centuries, but these ecosystems are now recognized for many services and...
  • Each year, tons of burning fossil fuel pumps greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the air and roughly 25 percent of that CO2 gets absorbed by the world’s oceans. This ocean acidification (OA)...


Under the Sea

Larry Mayer, Director of SMSOE spoke with 60 Minutes about mapping the ocean floor beneath the Petermann Glacier.

Sharyn Alfonsi reports from the top of the world on one of the most significant efforts to study climate change happening today.

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