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?"

Arctic Research Center website

UNH Researcher taking samples in the Arctic


Atlantic Marine Energy Center

AMEC is a national marine energy center which operates as a university-led consortium between UNH, Stony Brook University, Lehigh University, and the Coastal Studies Institute to address the ongoing needs for research, development, and testing in support of wave, tidal, and ocean current energy and Powering the Blue Economy (PBE) applications.

Atlantic Marine Energy Center website

Photo of the R/V Gulf Challenger next to a sensor buoy on ocean.

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 website

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.

Center for Ocean Renewable Energy Website

UNH Tow and Wvave Tank


Center for Sustainable Seafood 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.

Center for Sustainable Seafood Systems Website

Two people on a floating platform with a red boat.


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 webSite

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 website

nh seagrant seagrass research


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 website

seagrass restoration


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 website

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership


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.

Shoals Marine Laboratory website

student research at shoals marine laboratory