Research Area: Marine & Ocean Sciences

UNH Research Digest ‒ February 2015

The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.

Preview a few of February’s stories below. Find the rest of the February Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site:


Research Profiles

Personal glimpses of outstanding UNH researchers and scholars

Agriculture & Biosciences

Rick Cote                                A Look Inside the Eye

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP)

Part of the U.S. EPA's National Estuary Program, a joint local/state/federal program established under the Clean Water Act to promote the protection and enhancement of nationally significant estuarine resources

Ocean Process Analysis Lab (OPAL)

Conducts basic and applied research on marine ecosystems ranging from the near-shore western Gulf of Maine to the global ocean utilizing direct measurements, remote sensing, and modeling

Northeast Consortium (NEC)

Encourages and funds collaborative research and monitoring projects in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank through effective, equal partnerships among fishermen, scientists, educators, and marine resource managers to study broad range of topics including gear selectivity, fish habitat, stock assessments, and socioeconomics

NH Sea Grant College Program (NH Sea Grant)

Provides support, leadership, and expertise for marine research, education and extension, including promoting understanding, development, wise use, and conservation of our ocean and coastal resources

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative

Funds and supports Reserve-led research projects that bring scientists, intended users of the science, stakeholders, educators, and trainers together to address problems related to coastal pollution and habitat degradation in the context of a changing climate

Center for Ocean Renewable Energy (CORE)

Interdisciplinary center for research, development and evaluation for ocean renewable energy systems, training the next generation of engineers, scientists and policy makers for advancing this new industry, and providing innovation and commercialization support for commercial developers of “hydrokinetic” energy systems

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping (CCOM)/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC)

A NOAA-supported national center of expertise to foster a new generation of hydrographers and ocean mapping scientists and develop and evaluate a wide range of state-of-the-art hydrographic and ocean mapping technologies and applications


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