Mariana Trench and Trough - Southern Area

The Oceanography (OCE) graduate program has a diverse set of faculty, staff, and students who examine ocean processes in physical, biological, chemical, geological, and geophysical fields.  Basic and applied research of an experimental, numerical, and analytical nature is conducted in oceanic settings that range from shallow nearshore and estuarine waters to the deep ocean, and span all ocean basins on earth including the Arctic. 

OCE offers programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.  These interdisciplinary programs prepare students for professional careers in ocean-related fields.  In addition, students can also pursue an ocean mapping option in the Department of Earth Sciences, carried out in the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping.

The OCE graduate program is housed academically within the Department of Earth Sciences, and is enhanced by the ocean engineering and zoology graduate programs, and by other departments and institutes at UNH including civil and mechanical engineering; Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space; Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping; and the Ocean Processes Laboratory.

Program Information


Thomas Lippmann

  • Associate Professor of Oceanography
  • Director, Oceanography Graduate Program
  • Ocean Engineering Graduate Program

University of New Hampshire
Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping
165 Chase Ocean Engineering Lab.
24 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824