Nancy Kinner

- Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- UNH Director of The Coastal Response Center (CRRC)
- Director of The Center for Spills and Environmental Hazards (CSE)

Research Areas

Oil spill preparedness, response and restoration; microbial ecology of contaminated environments, remediation and monitoring of contaminated subsurface environments; oil spill bioremediation.

Research Emphasis

Dr. Kinner is the UNH Director of the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) and the Director of the Center for Spills and Environmental Hazards (CSE). CRRC is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH). The goal of CRRC is to reduce the consequences of spills and other hazards that threaten coastal environments and communities by conducting research, developing new response and restoration methods, and transferring technology to practitioners. It serves as a hub for local, national and international oil spill communities. The mission of CRRC is to: 1) conduct and oversee basic and applied research on spill response and restoration; 2) transform research results into practice; 3) conduct outreach and encourage strategic partnerships to improve preparedness and response; and 4) educate the next generation of the oil spill community. The CSE is a similar focused center for entities and projects unrelated to NOAA.

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Gregg Hall, Room 216
Durham, NH 03824

Research Areas: 
Oil Spill Response
Coastal Restoration
Marine Microbiology