Coastal Response Research Center

Coastal Response Research Center

The Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) was established as a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) and the University of New Hampshire (UNH), through the Environmental Research Group (ERG), in 2004. The Center for Spills and Environmental Hazards (CSE) is a University center that expands the scope of interaction and cooperation with the private sector, government agencies and universities. The Centers are administered by, and located at, the UNH campus in Durham, NH.  Both centers are affiliated with the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE).

The CRRC partnership stimulates innovation in spill preparedness, response, assessment, and implementation of optimum spill recovery strategies. The primary purpose of the Centers is to bring together the resources of a research-oriented university and the field expertise of OR&R to conduct and oversee basic and applied research, conduct outreach, and encourage strategic partnerships in spill response, assessment and restoration.

For more information on the Centers, please visit their website.


    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)

    Gregg Hall, Room 216
    Durham, NH 03824