Shea-Porter Announces Nearly $140,000 for Coastal Response Research Center at UNH

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the Coastal Response Research Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will receive a $139,404 grant to assess the risks associated with the surface and deepwater use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  These funds are provided by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.   

“The Coastal Response Research Center has been actively involved in monitoring BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and I commend them on their tireless efforts,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter.  “These funds will enable the Center to continue its research to evaluate the environmental impact of this devastating spill.”

The Coastal Response Research Center is a partnership between NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration and UNH.  The goal of the Research Center is to “reduce the consequences of spills and other hazards that threaten coastal environments and communities by conducting research, developing new response and restoration methods, and transferring technology to practitioners.”