The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering has extensive facilities and support units that serve its marine education, research and outreach programs.
Major facilities include:
- The Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory, which houses the core ocean engineering laboratories as well as the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center.
- The Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex, which houses the Coastal Marine Laboratory (CML), the UNH Marine Research Pier and the Pier Support Facility
- The Jackson Estuarine Laboratory on Great Bay, which supports estuarine research
- The Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, which focuses on undergraduate education.
In addition, the Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research Laboratory (AFAIR Lab) facilitates the study of marine/freshwater fish and aquatic invertebrates. Other laboratories on campus, including James, Morse, Rudman and Spaulding Halls, are homes for numerous marine faculty in the School.
UNH operates two research vessels: Its flagship, the R/V Challenger, and the purpose-built R/V Coastal Surveyor, as well as a fleet of small estuarine vessels. These boats allow researchers to efficiently carry out a wide range of research activities in both offshore and near-shore waters.