Why Ocean Engineering at UNH?

  • Turbine test bed

    Turbine test bed in the tow tank is used to test a ducted axial turbine.

  • UNH graduate student Meagan Wengrove aboard the Arca, a Dutch Coast Guard Ship

    UNH graduate student Meagan Wengrove aboard the Arca, a Dutch Coast Guard Ship.

  • UNH Ocean Engineering Researchers worked with HALO Maritime Defense Systems to analyze the response of the floating barrier to high velocity vessel impacts.

  • Ocean Measurements Class with Professor Kenneth Baldwin

    Students aboard the R/V Gulf Challenger participating in an Oceans Measurements Class with Professor Kenneth Baldwin.

 Why study ocean engineering at UNH?

  • Hands-on research in ocean renewable energy, ROVs, ocean mapping, ocean acoustics, coastal processes.
  • Open collaboration between graduate students and UNH researchers/faculty.
  • Outstanding faculty and researchers.
  • Strong partnerships with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and private partners, providing a robust research environment and nearly unlimited opportunities for students.

State of the Art Engineering Facilities

The Ocean Engineering Program is housed in the Jere Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory on the main campus of UNH in Durham. 

  • Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, a world class research and education center
  • Center for Ocean Engineering
  • Center for Ocean Renewable Energy
  • Unique facilities that facilitate the research and academic missions of OE
  • Wave/Tow Tank
  • Engineering Tank
  • State-of-the-art acoustic transducer calibration system
  • High Speed Water Tunnel
  • Oscillating Flume
  • Electronics lab
  • Machine Shop
  • Off campus, in-water testing sites, both estuarine and offshore