According to Erin Bell, the project to transform New Hampshire's Memorial Bridge over the Piscataqua River into a self-diagnosing, self-reporting "smart bridge" resulted from a fortuitous sequence of events.
Friday was the culmination of the eighth season of a program launched in 2009 by the University of New Hampshire and The Nature Conservatory to bring back the depleted local oyster population as some 40,000 new oysters were heaved into the bay near Nanny's Island by a group of about 30 volunteers and conservation workers, both adults and children.
A new federal contract will help researchers like Jennifer Miksis-Olds eavesdrop on the ocean environment. The contract, worth up to $6.5 million, will support ongoing monitoring and research with state-of-the-art underwater acoustic technology.
Photograph by Colleen Mitchell, CCOM
UNH researchers, with two National Science Foundation grants, are exploring how sponges, the less charismatic but essential neighbors of corals, contribute to overall coral reef health.
Photo: Dr. Deb Bochfeld, University of Mississippi
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have launched an integrated aquaculture farming research project that aims to provide a model for integrating land-based aquaculture systems with hydroponic plant production systems that can be used locally to increase food production.