Was December Warm?

Was December Warm?

New research polls family, politics, and recollections of weather.

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Full STEM Ahead

Full STEM Ahead

A Q&A with Adrien Deshaies, a science and robotics teacher who attended this years the STEM Educators Summit and has participated in several EPSCoR supported outreach activities.

Read on to learn how he continues to inspire and find creative ways to engage NH students.

Model Science

Model Science

Groundbreaking research scales global climate models to our region.

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Research Finds Decline in Forest Cover in New England and New York

Research Finds Decline in Forest Cover in New England and New York

Forest cover has declined throughout New England and New York over the last decade, though losses to development slowed slightly during the Great Recession, researchers in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire found. The researchers also found forest losses were greatest along the urban fringe, where population growth was highest.

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Looking for Environmental Data?

Looking for Environmental Data?

The Data Discovery Center provides easy access to a large collection of earth science and environmental information collected across New Hampshire and regionally in parts of New England. It's home to satellite imagery, sensor data (atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial), model results, survey information and more.

See what's new, what's improved!


  • Jun 14 2016 - 2:56pm

    NHPR interviews NH EPSCoR researcher Larry Hamilton about his work on weather recollection and beliefs about climate change

    Read the interview >>

  • May 13 2016 - 2:22pm

    New England States Are Losing Their Forest Cover
    The amount of New Hampshire land covered by forests is declining over time

    NH EPSCoR researchers at the University of New Hampshire's Carsey School of Public Policy looked at the state of forest cover in a new report, Forests In Flux, which was released this week. They say the amount of forest cover in the New England states and New York has declined by about 1 percent over the past decade.

  • Apr 27 2016 - 8:38am

    ArcGIS Intensive Training Class To Be Offered Again This Year

    The GSS 805: Applied GIS for Research, ArcGIS intensive training class will be offered again this year at UNH on the Durham Campus. This class will take place from Monday, May 23rd to Friday, June 3rd in room N110 of Kingsbury Hall. This year's class is being offered as a four credit graduate level class, but undergraduate seniors are also welcomed to petition the Graduate School for enrollment.

    Space is limited, so interested students are encouraged to register early. Registration for the class can be completed on the UNH Summer Session website.

    For a full description of the class please visit the UNH Geospatial Science Course Information page.

  • Apr 26 2016 - 10:35am

    New Research: Clean Water for Less

    A collaborative team of scientists, community leaders, and water resources experts found that integrated planning could save Exeter, Stratham, and Newfields over $100 million (in fifty-year lifecycle costs) by prioritizing high-impact, low-cost mitigation strategies across permit type and town boundaries.



  • Jun 30 2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Great Bay Summer Storm Watch - Volunteers Needed!

    Local volunteers are needed to collect water samples in the Oyster River (Durham) and Bellamy River (Dover) during at least one storm in July. Training will take place on June 30th from 5-6:30 pm at the UNH Jackson Estuarine Laboratory in Durham, NH. You’ll learn about sampling techniques, and how storm events and sampling times will be communicated. Learn more and sign up >>

  • Sep 9 2016 - 8:00am - Sep 11 2016 - 8:00am

    2016 Graduate Student Water Symposium

    The 2016 Graduate Student Water Symposium will be hosted at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA from September 9 – 11. All presentations will be by undergraduate and graduate students, but post docs, alumni, faculty, and industry representatives are welcome to attend!

    Learn more >>

  • Sep 24 2016 - 6:00am - 5:00pm

    Seacoast Science Center BioBlitz

    BioBlitz is a daylong species scavenger hunt in Odiorne Point State Park, where families explore alongside scientists and field experts to find and record data on as many different species in the Park as possible in one day.

    Learn more >>

  • Sep 26 2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Oyster Restoration - Baby Oyster Count

    Join the Stewardship Network: New England to help count baby oysters as part of a restoration project. The oysters were measured in early summer and need to be counted and measured again to understand their growth and survival. This event is taking place over multiple days: September 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30. You can sign up for whatever days you can help!

    Learn more and sign up >>

  • Jan 24 2017 - 8:00am - Jan 26 2017 - 5:00pm

    The National Council for Science and the Environment 2017 Conference

    Theme: Integrating Environment and Health

    Location: Washington, DC

    Learn more >>

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Sustainability at UNH

CC Report

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 and the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST).

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.

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

Strategic Economic Plan for NH

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The Business and Industry Association’s 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


The New Hampshire Envrionmental Literacy Plan provides an organized framework to expand environmental education for all people.