Research Topics

acoustic mapping
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
Bubbles of methane gas can be found escaping the seabed throughout the worlds oceans. Methane is a key greenhouse gas, and any gas escaping the seabed that reaches the atmosphere has the potential to affect climate.
copper alloy net
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
Researchers at the Center for Ocean Engineering, in collaboration with Canakkale University, Turkey, and the International Copper Association, are working to better understand the fouling resistance, hydrodynamics and volumetric integrity of aquaculture cage systems utilizing copper alloy net chambers.
marine barriers
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
​​​​​​​Protection of sensitive marine installations and infrastructure is critical in today's geo-political climate. The Center for Ocean Engineering worked with HALO Maritime Defense Systems to analyze the response of the floating barrier to high velocity vessel impacts.
microbiology
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Environmental microbiology and toxicology research at the Marine School focuses on the interface between living systems and abiotic conditions in natural environments.
wave energy converter
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
In fall 2012, the Center for Ocean Engineering worked with Neptune Wave Power of Dallas, Texas to analyze their wave energy converter and perform a series of field tests.
aquaculture fishing harvest
Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex
UNH/NH Sea Grant research scientist, Michael Chambers coordinates a marine fish farming clinic at the Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex in New Castle, NH.
image of west marianna ridge sea channels
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
Use U.S. Law of the Sea (Extended Continental Shelf) multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data to quantitatively describe the morphology of the seafloor and interpret the processes that formed and modified the seafloor.
hydrokinetic turbine testing
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
In July 2012, the University of New Hampshire Center for Ocean Renewable Energy (UNH-CORE) tested an industry developed hydrokinetic turbine at Muskeget Channel in Massachusetts on the Center’s 35 foot Tidal Energy Test Platform.
tidal marsh management
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Salt marshes have been managed for centuries, but these ecosystems are now recognized for many services and management actions should support overall marsh health rather than narrow objectives (e.g., mosquito control). 
multi trophic aquaculture
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Oyster aquaculture has grown dramatically in New Hampshire during the past few years.