Emergency Management and Planning has been the responsibility of the University Police Department since 2007. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety shared responsibility for emergency planning in specific buildings with labs or other hazardous materials. In July 2016, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety transferred all remaining emergency planning to the University Police Department, Division of Emergency Management.
ERMA®, an interactive online mapping tool developed by UNH and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been expanded to include the Arctic to help address numerous challenges posed by increasing ship traffic and proposed energy development. NOAA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) called the Environmental Response Management Application, known as ERMA®, an important step forward for the Arctic region.