• Presidential honoree Jennifer Miksis-Olds joins Marine School

    Presidential honoree Jennifer Miksis-Olds joins Marine School

    “Jennifer brings a remarkable scientific background and years of experience that combine a deep understanding of marine mammals and underwater acoustics,” says Larry Mayer, director of the SMSOE...

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  • Steelhead Trout Making a Splash

    New Hampshire-raised steelhead trout are making a splash in restaurants and seafood markets across northern New England. 

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  • UNH Professor Ray Grizzle's recongized for oyster conservation efforts in the Great Bay. Photo by Erin Gleason

    Saving Great Bay, Oyster by Oyster

    UNH program recognized for oyster conservation efforts. Learn more.

  • SMSOE Director, Larry Mayer and CBS News Reporter, Lara Logan at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

    The Unknown America

    The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering Director, Larry Mayer appears on 60 Minutes in a segment about Robert Ballard and our unexplored oceans.

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  • Oil in Water

    UNH engineering students are conducting research that could lead to better oil spill response.

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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 to affect climate.  Methane seeps also act as an energy source for chemosynthetic communities in the deep ocean, and are important to understand when assessing the anthropogenic impacts of deepwater oil and gas extraction.  For all of these reasons, it is important to find the locations of methane seeps, to measure the flux of methane escaping the seabed at the seep locations, and to understand t

  • 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 understanding of common tern foraging behavior, post-breeding and non-breeding habitat use and migration.  She will also be conducting a Northeast regional assessment of research and network needs for conservation of both common (NH State Threatened Species) and roseate (Federally Endangered Species) terns.

  • 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 lasers in aircraft to measure ranges to the surface below. The range measurements are combined with position and orientation data to obtain accurate, 3D spatial coordinates (e.g., latitudes, longitudes, and heights) of points on Earth’s surface, as well as elevated features, such as canopy and buildings.

  • Funding:

    Supported by Hurricane Sandy funds from the Dept. of Interior


    Salt marshes have been managed for centuries, but these ecosystems are now recognized for many services and management actions should support overall marsh health rather than narrow objectives (e.g., mosquito control).  Partnering with USFWS (Rachel Carson and Parker River NWRs) and Northeast Wetland Restoration, we are piloting several new techniques to improve marsh health and resilience in the face of climate change and sea level rise.


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