Facilities

 

Judd Gregg

The Pier Facility supports the activities of the UNH Marine Program

Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex

The Coastal Marine Laboratory (CML) provides laboratory and tank space with full-strength flowthrough and recirculating seawater, and adjacent dry lab and research support areas. Research includes aquaculture of several fish species, as well as lobsters and other marine invertebrates.

 

 

 

The adjacent 325' Marine Research Pier offers access to the open waters of the Gulf of Maine and to experimental enclosures beneath the pier.

The Pier Support Facility houses offices, lab support and working areas, and dedicated space for the UNH Diving Program.

 


Shore of Great Bay Estuary,
Adams Point

Jackson Estuarine Laboratory (JEL)

Indoor wet labs, experimental greenhouses, and outdoor mesocosm facilities supplied by flowing estuarine water support research ranging from salt marsh and eelgrass ecology to shellfish aquaculture, invertebrate zoology, microbial ecology, macroalgal biology, coastal geology and nutrient biogeochemistry. JEL provides access to Great Bay for both research and education programs, and is home to most of the small boats in the UNH fleet.

 


Appledore Island, Gulf of Maine

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML)

Summer teaching and research facilities operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University support intense, hands-on college credit courses and internships ranging from field marine biology to underwater research, forensics, and marine vertebrates. (High school programs and public tours are also available.) Many classes fulfill UNH major requirements. The island campus includes labs with flow-through seawater, lecture space, dorms, dining hall, library, and a dive locker. The island's "green grid" incorporates a wind turbine and solar panels, making it a site forsustainable engineering projects, as well as field studies in marine and intertidal ecology, migratory bird banding, and other biological research.

 


Durham campus

Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research Laboratory (AFAIR)

Laboratory space with fresh, estuarine, and seawater tanks and flowing freshwater for the study of freshwater and anadromous fish and invertebrates. Research includes comparative neuroendocrinology, endocrinology, fish reproduction and physiology, stream studies on insects, and zooplankton and aquaculture.

 


Durham campus

Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory

State of the art testing facility for ocean engineering, including a large wave/tow tank, anengineering tank that serves as a deepwater testing basin, and a flume tank used to simulate open-water channel flow.

 


Gregg Hall, Durham campus

Hubbard Center for Genome Studies

Instrumentation, expertise, and bioinformatics support for work in comparative and environmental genomics, with a strong focus on aquatic organisms.

 
Vessels    

Gulf Challenger

UNH operates two research vessels the R/V Gulf Challenger and the R/V Coastal Surveyor, as well as a number of small boats ranging from 10' to 40' in length. The Shoals Marine Laboratory operates additional vessels, primarily the R/V John M. Kingsbury, as part of its classes and programs.

 

 
Coastal Surveyor