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Coastal Response Research Center Celebrates 20 Years of Research and Response Partnership with OR&R

MAY 13, 2024 — In 2024, the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) celebrates its 20th year in partnership with OR&R and the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Staff and student scientists smile for a group photo in front of two banners that read 'Coastal Response Research Center at the University of New Hampshire' and 'MacFarlane Flume'.
Staff and student scientists from NOAA, CRRC, UNH, EPA, WaterMapping, LLC., and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution test for dispersed oil in water using the MacFarlane flume setup at a UNH laboratory. Image credit: CRRC.

The CRRC was established as a partnership between NOAA, through OR&R and UNH in 2004. The CRRC aims to reduce the consequences of spills and other hazards that threaten coastal environments and communities by conducting research, developing new response and restoration methods, and transferring technology to practitioners.

The CRRC is currently co-directed by Troy Baker, a regional resource coordinator within OR&R, and Nancy Kinner, Ph.D., a UNH professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, and supported by Administrative Manager Kathy Mandsager.

In honor of the 20 years of collaboration, OR&R will be highlighting the CRRC’s work throughout the last two decades in a newly released webpage. The webpage will highlight our work with the CRRC on seven main topics including:

  • All Hazards Preparedness;
  • Advancing Tools and Technologies to Protect Communities;
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration;
  • Common Operational Picture During Response and Environmental Data;
  • Arctic Challenges;
  • Human Dimension of Incident Response and Pollution;
  • and, the Next Generation of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

Visit the CRRC’s webpage to explore the past and present research, projects, and reports as well as what’s to come in the future.

Last updated Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:09pm PDT