U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg Working to Support the University of New Hampshire
Federal Funding for Major UNH-based programs

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
$2 million - Recycled Materials Resource Center
- The center funds research and demonstration projects through competitive awards, and it produces standards and specifications that can be relied upon by states and others to ensure the long- term performance of applications using recycled materials. It also provides training for state and federal recycling experts and is available to help states and communities answer questions about specific recycling issues.

$45.05 million - Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET) - CICEET is a national institute at the University of New Hampshire focused on the application of innovative technologies for the monitoring, management, and prevention of contamination of estuaries and coastal waters. Its mission is to integrate academia, the private sector, and federal, state, and local governments in developing and fostering the use of innovative approaches for the long-term management and preservation of the nation's coastal and estuaries ecosystems.

$3.5 million - Coastal Response Research Center - The center provides an ongoing capability to systematically study the restoration process after marine spills involving oil or other hazardous substances, develop and demonstrate new technologies, provide third-party scientific expertise for practitioners and officials, and prepare standards of practice that transfer research results into operational norms.

$2.46 million - Water Treatment Technology Assistance Center - The center carries out technology pilot testing in 13 towns and cities in New Hampshire to study the effectiveness of water treatment systems. UNH and the seven other centers across the country form an integrated EPA network to address a variety of problems facing small public water systems.

$9.5 million - Environmental Technology Building - The facility allows the university to produce innovative solutions to national environmental problems and serve as a magnet program for the school. The multidisciplinary science and engineering building is home to, among other programs, the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology, jointly run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and UNH.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
$19 million - Atmospheric Investigations, Regional Monitoring, Analysis, and Prediction Program (AIRMAP)
- AIRMAP is a cooperative program between the UNH and NOAA designed to provide a detailed understanding of various sources of pollution by studying the dynamics of New England's atmosphere, air quality and weather. The program combines NOAA's atmospheric research with UNH-led systematic monitoring of the region's atmospheric chemistry in order to develop the ability to predict air quality changes as an addition to daily weather forecasts. AIRMAP researchers have developed a network for air quality monitoring stations, created a supporting network for remote measurement of certain areas of the atmosphere, improved the ongoing demonstration of weather forecasting technologies, and created additional models of air quality and the atmosphere.

$5.75 million - New England Air Quality Study - With its third year of funding, the study will begin a major research component using both ships and flight time during the summer of 2004. In 2003, the program added three comprehensive monitoring stations operating year round in Durham; Castle in the Clouds and on the Summit of Mount Washington. This series of stations allows researchers to separate out pollutants from background levels of atmospheric components occurring naturally in the environment. Key areas of research include: the role of long- range transport in shaping the regional and extra-regional air quality of New England, the role of naturally occurring emissions from regional forests in local and regional air quality, and analysis and quantification of the chemical reactions that are producing ozone and fine particles. New England is now a test bed for national NOAA air quality efforts.

$17.8 million - Global Wind Demonstration - Started in 1997, this new "lidar" technology remotely measures winds profiles for use in weather forecasts and atmospheric research. The program continues to develop cutting-edge instruments for the expansion of the program, including a major balloon flight to demonstrate the portability of the equipment on a moving platform.

$4 million - Targeted Wind Sensing - This initiative works to develop and demonstrate affordable ways to collect wind, weather and air quality measurements in the atmosphere, helping long-range weather forecasters to vastly improve the quality of extended weather forecasts.

MARINE SCIENCE
$18.2 million - Cooperative Institute for New England Mariculture and Fisheries (CINEMar) - CINEMar is a joint UNH/NOAA regional and national center where representatives from federal and state programs, industry and universities, and nongovernmental organizations, work together on a variety of issues surrounding fisheries management, mariculture and fisheries policy in New England waters. CINEMar is part of an integrated effort to promote a healthy marine environment, sustainable fisheries and an economically sound commercial fishing industry. CINEMar plays an integral role in several UNH programs, including Open Ocean Aquaculture and CICEET.

$18.2 million - Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC)
- The center, established in June 1999, is internationally recognized for its innovative work in the field of hydrographic (ocean floor) mapping. JHC focuses on developing and evaluating a wide range of state-of-the-art hydrographic and ocean mapping technologies while promoting and fostering the education of a new generation of hydrographers and mapping scientists.

$7.15 million - Bathymetric Work for NOAA - Bathymetric work for identifying the full extent of our Continental Shelf for purposes of potential jurisdiction under the Law of the Sea. UNH is managing this work for NOAA, and utilizing new technologies developed at the Joint Hydrographic Center to ensure that the full extent of American jurisdiction is known and protected.

$7 million - Coastal Ocean Observing and Analysis Center - The Coastal Ocean Observing program is focused on the Western Gulf of Maine ecosystem, and collects data from ground and satellite-based sensors. The collection of data will allow researchers to better understand the impact of environmental changes on local ecosystems.

$1.02 million - Science Consortium for Ocean Replenishment and Enhancement (SCORE) - SCORE focuses on the health of commercially important fish, specifically the winter flounder, to determine the appropriateness and feasibility of stock enhancement initiatives. This includes, among other findings, identifying optimal habitat for young fish and determining the factors that are causing limiting the number of wild fish.

$5.4 million - Large Pelagics Center - This Bluefin Tuna Tagging program works in collaboration with European tuna researchers to track the migrating habits of the fish to ensure the health and future of tuna populations. The center is beginning a new effort to help researchers throughout the country to develop and demonstrate technologies and techniques for studying a wide variety of large pelagics.

$14 million - SWATH Research Vessel - This New Castle-based vessel will significantly enhance three important NOAA missions: hydrographic technology research and development at the Joint Hydrographic Center, acquisition of high priority hydrographic survey data for safe navigation, and technical support for NOAA's coastal stewardship responsibilities. Its innovative design, constructed similar to a catamaran with main portions of the cross-section of the hull submerged to minimize ship motion, will greatly improve the quality and focus of the JHC effort.

$14 million – New Seacoast Pier and Laboratory - New pier at New Castle and a coastal marine laboratory proposed for Odiorne Point. Both are under design.

$24 million - Northeast Consortium - The consortium studies the development of selective fishing gear and the development of programs to utilize commercial fishing vessels in oceanographic research. The consortium brings together commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, and consortium researchers to further data collection and scientific study throughout the North Atlantic. The consortium is comprised of UNH, the University of Maine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT
$20.5 million -- Consolidated Advanced Technologies Laboratory (CATLab) - The CATLab program works to address problems with electronic devices inside police cruisers and in the communication ability between law enforcement officers and their headquarters. The innovations being pioneered through the project will significantly enhance the information available to officers in the field, including voice recognition commands and linking law enforcement radios through computers. The program is a collaborative effort of UNH and the New Hampshire Department of Safety.

$10.2 million - Crimes Against Children Research Center at University of New Hampshire (CCRC) - The mission of the CCRC is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners regarding the nature of crimes.

$2 million -- Keene State College/University of New Hampshire Public Safety Management System Program - This joint program will help equip and train first responders in New Hampshire to better handle chemical and biohazard situations. The funding for the program will be divided between: $1 million to house facilities and purchase equipment in the new Keene State science building; $400,000 to KSC to undertake a demonstration project using the UNH chemical management system to help police and other first responders prepare for and deal safely with the issues they face in responding to calls involving chemical and other hazard; and $600,000 to UNH for developing the chemical management software.

DEVELOPING AN ADVANCED MATERIALS PROGRAM
$3 million - Hard Carbide Coatings Project - The grant funded research using new technologies to develop specialized tough coatings for demanding Space and other applications.

$2.5 million - Nanostructured Composite Marine Coatings - This new project seeks to develop greatly improved paints designed to protect ships from salt and other corrosion-causing elements, utilizing several recent technological breakthroughs.

$7.4 million - Defense Research - UNH manages a Defense research initiative to develop new technologies suitable for nonlethal weapons for use in nontraditional situations. The UNH research under this project focused on various rigid foams that can be used to deny access to locations. UNH is a leader in this materials field.