Research Area: Sustainability & the Environment

Sustainability & the Environment

UNH research in sustainability and the environment is broad and far-reaching. A leader in the search for the causes of, and potential responses to, climate change, UNH research is at the forefront of the efforts to define new personal, local community, governmental and global activities and policies for protecting and sustaining the Earth and its inhabitants.

UNH Stormwater Center (UNHSC)

A dynamic research, testing and educational facility that serves as a technical resource for water managers, planners, and design engineers in New England and throughout the United States through researching and developing stormwater treatment systems and providing assistance to the stormwater management community

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP)

As 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, PREP’s priorities include water quality improvements, shellfish resources, land protection and habitat restoration

Ocean Process Analysis Lab (OPAL)

Serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary ocean science research focusing on a range of physical, geochemical, and biological processes including bio-optical oceanography and remote sensing, molecular oceanography, fish behavior and gear technology, plankton ecology and fisheries oceanography, physical oceanography, and estuarine and coastal chemistry

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 Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)

Focal point for research and information on water issues in the state and region, conducintg research, technology transfer, and education of new professionals

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

NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES)

Seeks to solve problems affecting agriculture, forestry, and the social and economic well-being of NH's people, the region and the nation by providing unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture and foods, aquaculture, forest managemen,t and related wildlife, environmental, natural resources and rural community topics

New England Water Treatment Technology Assistance Center (NE-WTTAC )

Specializes in multidisciplinary research and development, piloting, verification, and diffusion of innovative water treatment technologies, frequently partnering with the private sector, host communities, and relevant regulatory agencies at the local, state, regional and national level

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

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