Vessels & Support
A diverse number of facilities and support units serve the marine education, research and outreach programs at the University of New Hampshire. Major facilities include the Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island, the Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex which houses the UNH Coastal Marine Laboratory (CML), the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory (JEL) on Great Bay and the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory (COEL) on the main campus in Durham. Additional laboratories on campus, including James, Morse, Rudman, and Spaulding Halls in particular, are the homes for numerous marine faculty. Each of these facilities has a unique mission within the UNH Marine Program but all support the educational and research experiences of our undergraduate and graduate students.
UNH operates two research vessels, the R/V Gulf Challenger and the R/V Coastal Surveyor as well as a number of small boats ranging from 10' to 40' in length. The UNH Diving Program is one of the most active academic diving programs in the country offering basic and advanced diver training programs and supporting numerous research programs. The Marine Program also oversees a shared-use Instrumentation Pool for student and faculty use.
While not directly operated by the Marine Program, several additional facilities on campus are particularly focused on marine research including the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies (HCGS), the Anadromous Fish and Invertebrate Research Laboratory (AFAIR Laboratory), and the Image Analysis Laboratory.
Concise summaries of each of these facilities and support units and links to their home pages can be found by following the embedded links located in the text above.