School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

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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

  • Whale tale emerges from ocean surface.
    - Winds of Change
    A new collaboration between UNH and Vineyard Wind will focus on the underwater soundscapes near the offshore wind turbines near Martha's Vineyard. Read More
  • Underwater image of SCUBA diver and coral and sponges
    - Genomic Time Machine
    Looking at the microbiome of sponges, UNH researchers have developed a “genomic time machine” that could predict aspects of coral reef and ocean ecosystems through hundreds of... Read More
  • Female student pushes a GPS cart across a beach in winter
    - Research Snapshot: Beach Bombs
    UNH researchers measure the shifting sands of N.H. beaches to understand where unexploded ordnances may be hiding. Read More
  • Aerial image of Jackson Estuarine Lab and Great Bay.
    - Federal Funding
    UNH is set to receive nearly $5.5 million in federal funding to support research, education, and energy resilience in the region. Read More
  • David Fredriksson stands by the UNH pier in New Castle.
    - Sustaining the Seas
    David Fredriksson has been selected to lead the new UNH Sustainable Seafood Center.  Read More
  • Glaciers in Arctic ocean
    - From the Sea to the Stars
    Researchers Atsushi Matsuoka and Fabian Kislet will explore carbon cycling in the ocean and X-rays in space with two National Science Foundation grants. Read More
  • Researcher stands alone in marsh
    - Keeping Great Marsh Great
    With a $3.1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, UNH researchers will work to protect Great Marsh in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Read More
  • Multiple smoke plumes from wildfires are seen from airplane above mountains and lakes.
    - Arctic Air
    UNH researchers have received an NSF grant to study the mechanisms of wintertime air pollution in Arctic regions.  Read More
  • A snow-covered mountain near a body of water and autumn foliage in the foreground.
    - Converging on Climate Science
    A new graduate traineeship program will help students expand their climate research skills while working closely with Arctic Indigenous people.  Read More
  • Powered by the Sea
    - Powered by the Sea
    UNH will lead the new Atlantic Marine  Energy Center, focusing on research to address renewable ocean energy, with a  nearly $10M award from the Department of Energy. Read More