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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