Centers

Atlantic Marine Aquaculture

The Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center, established in 2006, is an evolution and extension of the UNH Open Ocean Aquaculture Demonstration Project (OOA), which was established in 1997, and the Cooperative Institute of New England Mariculture and Fisheries (CINEMar).

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Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

Located in the Chase Ocean Engineering Lab on UNH’s Durham campus, The Center for Coastal Ocean Mapping /Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) has helped establish UNH as an international leader in the field of coastal hydrography and advanced coastal ocean mapping.

Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping site

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).

Coastal Response Research Center Site

New Hampshire Sea Grant

New Hampshire Sea Grant College Program provides support, leadership, and expertise for marine research and education, as well as extension to the marine community.  It encourages innovative marine research programs and plays a leading role in translating that research for stakeholders through informal education and outreach efforts.

New Hampshire Sea Grant site

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership

The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Project (PREP) is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a local/state/federal program established under the Clean Water Act. The PREP’s priorities include water quality improvements, shellfish resources, land protection and habitat restoration.

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership site

Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory

Located in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS) at UNH, the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory (OPAL) serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary ocean science research focusing on a range of physical, geochemical, and biological processes. 

Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory site

Shoals Marine Laboratory

The Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is located on the Gulf of Maine’s Appledore Island, six miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The field station caters to undergraduate students interested in focusing on marine topics in their college majors. SML is operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University.

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The Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research Laboratory

The Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research Laboratory (AFAIR Lab) provides laboratory research space for the study of anadromous (freshwater/marine) fish and for the study of living organisms, both at the ecological and molecular levels.

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