A New and Improved Data Discovery Center

A New and Improved Data Discovery Center

The Data Discovery Center (ddc.unh.edu) is the data repository and digital library for NH EPSCoR research projects. Data access is free and available to anyone. The site was recently given a whole new look and several new features were added.

Check out what's new, what's improved, and what's in the pipeline in the DDC newsletter >>

Computational Buzz

Computational Buzz

N.H. high school students design and write their own apps and crush preconceptions about who programs computers. This fall, a dynamic group of teachers across the state and over 200 students tackled the creative computing challenge.

Learn More

York Beaches Nexus of New Sustainability Science Research

York Beaches Nexus of New Sustainability Science Research

When you think of York Maine you think of beaches and relaxation and typically not cool scientific research. Because of the progressive attitude of town managers and the town’s interest in coming up with a science-based water quality advisory protocol, York has attracted researchers from universities across the region who are using it as a case study on the economic impacts of water quality threats like increasing population, rising seas, and extreme weather, as well as troubling local issues like seaweed.


Learn More

New England Surfers Care about Water Quality, According to Preliminary Survey Data

New England Surfers Care about Water Quality, According to Preliminary Survey Data

Up and down the Maine and New Hampshire coastline researchers from Plymouth State University have been on a summer “surfari”, scouring beaches and vigilantly watching for primo weather forecasts. They want waves (not just ankle biters). Because they know when the surfs up, that’s where they’ll find surfers. They’ve interviewed almost 245 surfers this year from Scarborough, ME to Seabrook, NH.

Read more

Beach Blitz Volunteers Provide a Water Quality Snapshot of New Hampshire Beaches

Beach Blitz Volunteers Provide a Water Quality Snapshot of New Hampshire Beaches

New Hampshire’s beautiful and highly rated 13 mile slice of the Atlantic coast is a popular vacation destination in New England. So how clean are its coastal beaches? This July, citizen scientist volunteers dodged sunbathers and boogie boarders as they blitzed the beaches looking for clues, collecting samples, and taking a water quality snapshot for researchers and beach managers at North Hampton State Beach (NHSB), Jenness, and Sawyer beaches.

Read more

New NSF EPSCoR Grant Focused on the Future of Dams in New England

New NSF EPSCoR Grant Focused on the Future of Dams in New England

A new $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR program will fund a four-year study examining the future of dams in New England. This project marks an expansion in partners and scope for the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST), adding Rhode Island to the existing partnership between Maine and New Hampshire.

Read more

Too Much Salt!

Too Much Salt!

Reducing the use of road salt through research, stewardship, and innovative technologies could protect water resources in N.H. and save municipalities money. NH EPSCoR research results from 110 streams and rivers where volunteers are collecting data could be incorporated into new tech used by maintenance trucks.

Read More

News

  • Jan 26 2016 - 2:00pm

    Clean Water, Costly Rules in NH

    Dave Solomon recently reported on the debates over NH water quality standards in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

    Read the article >>


  • Jan 26 2016 - 1:43pm

    EPSCoR's Impact in NH Highlighted in NCURA Magazine

    EPSCoR's Impact in NH Highlighted in NCURA Magazine
    The Office of Sponsored Projects at Keene State College was asked to write an article for the National Association of University Research Administrators (NCURA) professional publication, which generally comes out monthly or bi-monthly, and reaches over 7,000 members.  They wrote about “The Impact of Research at PUIs/The Impact of PUIs on Research” and highlighted the INBRE and EPSCoR as playing critical roles in fostering research at PUIs, which in turn is beneficial to the program's national competitiveness around research and technology.

    The Office of Sponsored Projects at Keene State College was asked to write an article for the National Association of University Research Administrators (NCURA) professional publication, which reaches over 7,000 members nationally. They wrote about “The Impact of Research at PUIs/The Impact of PUIs on Research” and highlighted the INBRE and EPSCoR as playing critical roles in fostering research at PUIs, which in turn is beneficial to the programs' national competitiveness around research and technology.

    Read the article >>


  • Jan 6 2016 - 11:30am

    NEST Research Featured in the AGU's GeoSpace Blog

    On the American Geophysical Union's GeoSpace blog, Amy McDermott covered a poster that Sean Smith's team presented at AGU's December meeting on their NEST Safe Beaches & Shellfish research.

    Read the article >>


  • Dec 16 2015 - 12:26pm

    EPSCoR Faculty Members Discuss Paris Climate Change Agreements - Concord Monitor Article

    NH EPSCoR faculty members Catherine Ashcraft and Clay Mitchell discuss the implications of the recent Paris climate change agreements for the New Hampshire business community in a recent Concord Monitor article.

    Read the article >>


Events

Check It Out

CC Report

New 2015 Reports on Health Risks Associated with Rising Seas and Climate Change. Rising seas pose significant risks to New Hampshire coastal communities and ecosystems, cultural resources, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and a host of climate change driven health impacts are a significant threat to Granite State and New England residents.


The Data Discovery Center (DDC) is a digital library that provides access to a broad suite of data sets generated by the New Hampshire and Maine EPSCoR programs. Current holdings include atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial sensor data, imagery, model results, and survey data, in support of the Ecosystems and Society Project, the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST), and the Ecosystems Computing Challenge (ECC).




Want to help with science research on behalf of the environment? Citizen science projects need your help - counting species, monitoring water and weather and more. Sort by state, how much time you can spend, or topic to find the best project for you!

 


 

NH Science and Technology Plan

S&T Plan

Innovation and technological advances are the keys to economic prosperity for all New Hampshire residents.

 

 

2014 Data Toolkit for Key Indicators (including New Hampshire STEM Education Outcomes)

 


Strategic Economic Plan for NH

Economic Plan thumbnailThe Business and Industry Association’s new strategic economic plan for the state concludes that one of the best investments New Hampshire can make for a prosperous future is to develop a highly skilled workforce — one that is especially in tune with our burgeoning advanced manufacturing and high-tech sectors.

 


NH Environmental Literacy Plan

ELP