Arctic Research Center
Given the urgency to prepare people to respond to change in the Arctic, UNH is developing the resolve and capacity to identify, understand, and communicate the critical science necessary to address the emerging question: "What do changes in the Arctic mean for human communities?"
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 Ocean Renewable Energy
The Center for Ocean Renewable Energy (CORE) provides multiple-scale research, technology development and evaluation, education, and outreach related to Ocean Renewable Energy systems.
Our mission is to apply sound science and engineering practices to seafood production in ways that: Provide educational opportunities and skills to our future US workforce; Innovate seafood technologies and practices through interdisciplinary research; Collaborate with industry and other partners to promote responsible seafood; Communicate our findings to benefit communities, the environment, and society.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.