When it comes to putting big, complex devices into the ocean and making them work, UNH researchers are old salts, with decades of experience in aquaculture, ocean mapping, and fisheries and estuarine research.
As zoology professor Win Watson gives a visitor a tour of his lab, he offers an intriguing scenario: “Imagine if I was able to take your brain out and keep it alive in the dark.” -UNH Today
CCOM researchers Larry Mayer and Tom Weber are co-authors on a PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) article that describes the various approaches that aimed to determine the integrity of safely shutting the Macondo Well. Here they share lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
A team of researchers from the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC), a partnership between UNH and NOAA, is mapping the Arctic Ocean seafloor aboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy.
Scientists from the UNH's Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory (OPAL) have received funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of a five-year, $2 million-plus grant to continue work in the Gulf of Maine and New Hampshire's Great Bay monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2)and the effects of ocean acidification on coastal ecosystems.