Cheers to Phil Collins and Bob St. Lawrence of the Research Computing and Instrumentation Center! Their development of the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) brought recognition from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “For providing exemplary scientific or support services to NOAA, Department of Commerce, and the Nation during the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon oil spill.”
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.
The Draft Research Plan
presents a vision for how to move Federal agencies toward a better
understanding of the process of ocean acidification, its effects on
marine ecosystems, and the steps that could be taken to adapt marine
resource management to account for it.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research
Service (USDA-ARS) announce, on behalf of the Federal Interagency
Working Group on Aquaculture under the Office of Science and Technology
Policy, that a draft National Aquaculture Research and Development
Strategic Plan (R&D Plan) for the United States is being made available
for public review and comment.
Scientists from the UNH's Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory (OPAL) have received funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of a five-year, $2 million-plus grant to continue monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Gulf of Maine and New Hampshire's Great Bay and the effects of ocean acidification on coastal ecosystems.
The work is a critical component of region-wide efforts by the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Observing Systems (NERACOOS) to monitor the health of coastal waters under changing environmental conditions.
Researchers at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) helped develop a new iPad and iPhone application that aims to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from collisions with ships. Kurt Schwehr, affiliate assistant professor, research associate professor Lee Alexander, and research scientist Roland Arsenault, provided technical expertise for the development of key aspects of the WhaleALERT app launched this month.
A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column -- a conceptual “column” of water from surface to the seafloor -- with remarkably high fidelity.
The University of New Hampshire’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System
(NERRS) Science Collaborative project has won a $4,727,383 competitive grant from the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
A Web-based oil spill response tool developed by the University of New Hampshire’s Research Computing & Instrumentation Center (RCI) has been honored as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. The tool – Environmental Response Management Application, or ERMA® – was developed in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UNH/NOAA Coastal Response Research Center and was essential in coordinating the response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.