Centers

Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center

New Hampshire Sea Grant's AquaFort will serve as an offshore aquaculture training platform and research site. The two-year research project will recruit local fishermen and farmers from NH, ME, and MA to participate in workshops and daily operations of an offshore aquaculture farm.

Explore Aquaculture

oysters atlantic marine aquaculture

 

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

ccom hydrographic bootcamp

 

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.

the Center for Ocean Renewable Energy Website

UNH Tow and Wvave Tank

 

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

crrc nh coast

 

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

nh seagrant seagrass research

 

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

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership

 

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

seagrass restoration

 

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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student research at shoals marine laboratory

 

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.

lampry eel