Coastal Ocean Observing Center
The UNH center of excellence for Coastal Ocean Observation and Analysis (COOA) was established in October 2002 with a $2M award from NOAA. COOA is one of nine partner institutions comprising NOAA’s Coastal Observation Technology System (COTS). COOA will develop and implement new methodologies for coastal ocean observing across the spectrum from data acquisition, analysis, integration and synthesis; methodologies that will be central to the success of new national and international efforts in coastal ocean observation.
Dr. Janet Campbell serves as director of COOA and oversees the integration of research being carried out by an interdisciplinary team of UNH oceanographers, engineers and biologists. The COOA program currently supports two Marine Science Graduate Fellowships within the Marine Program for exceptional students undertaking marine science graduate programs related to coastal ocean observation.