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Building Momentum for the Blue Economy

When it comes to the economy, the ocean is a major player — from tourism to energy, seafood to shipping, the world’s marine-related assets tally up to trillions of dollars. But our oceans and coastlines are facing unprecedented pressures. Confronted with this reality, a new concept has emerged that... Read More

Recent Stories

  • An artist's rendering of the R/V Narragansett Dawn
    - Narragansett Dawn
    A new ocean-going vessel co-operated by UNH has been given the name Narragansett Dawn. Read More
  • Jaya Roperez and Rochelle Wigley stand on a dock in front of the DSSV Pressure Drop vessel.
    - Undersea Discoveries
    When scientists discovered the world’s deepest-known shipwreck and explored the trenches in the lowest points of the ocean this spring, they relied on detailed seafloor maps... Read More
  • Large red ocean-going vessel sits stationary in a bay.
    - Setting Sail for Science
    A remotely operated sailboat that will map the seafloor is about to make its maiden voyage to Hawaii. Read More
  • Deep-sea corals in New England waters.
    - Sea Change
    ​​​​​​UNH researchers have found that climate change affects deep-sea corals and sponges differently. Read More
  • UNH pier with research vessels on either side of it.
    - Dropping Anchor at UNH
    The Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy has found a new administrative home at the UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering. Read More
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds aboard an ocean-going research vessel.
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds aboard an ocean-going research vessel.
    - Can You Hear Me Now?
    New research focuses on human-induced ocean noises, their impacts on marine life, and offers suggestions for healthier soundscapes. Read More
  • Drone image of research tower in forest in autumn
    - Excellence in Citations
    Forty-one current and emeritus UNH researchers are among the world's 100,000 most cited, according to a new study. Read More
  • The Autonomous Surface Vehicle team stands next to a yellow vessel.
    - Seas the Day
    A team of UNH scientists won first place in an international competition for virtual autonomous ocean-going robotics. Read More
  • Andy Armstrong aboard research vessel.
    - Hydrographic Honor
    NOAA has awarded UNH oceanographer Andy Armstrong a Gold Medal for his contributions to delineate the U.S. extended continental shelf. Read More