Copyright, Disclaimers, and Data License

Copyright Notice for the CCOM/UNH Website in General

This website and its content are the copyright of the University of New Hampshire.
Copyright ©2024, The University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824.

Disclaimers on Liability and Warranties

The University of New Hampshire, through the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center (UNH/CCOM-JHC), makes this data and information available on its website to enhance public knowledge and promote education. UNH/CCOM-JHC, however, cannot guarantee accuracy and reliability of this data. UNH/CCOM-JHC also retains the right to change any content on its website without prior notice. Neither UNH nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any material, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.  

Information provided on this website should not be used for navigational purposes. The materials on this website are provided with the understanding that they are not guaranteed to be usable, timely, accurate, or complete. UNH/CCOM-JHC assumes no liability, any damages or loss of any kind that might arise from the use of, misuse of, or the inability to use this website and/or the materials contained on the website. UNH/CCOM-JHC assumes no liability for any damages or loss of any kind caused by any errors or omissions in the data contained on this web site. All materials that appear on the UNH/CCOM-JHC web site are distributed and transmitted “as is,” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and subject to the terms and conditions stated in this disclaimer.

Data License

All geospatial data provided for download by the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping through this website is subject to a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 license unless otherwise specified. The CC0 license terms can be found here.

Use of Images

The University of New Hampshire and its Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center  (UNH/CCOM-JHC) is happy to permit the use of CCOM-JHC created images to individuals and non-profit organizations for educational purposes, so long as the proper copyright notice and attribution to The University of New Hampshire and CCOM/JHC is included with the image.

For all third party use of CCOM/JHC created images that are not solely for private individual or non-profit educational uses, please contact the Licensing Manager for Creative and Digital Works at UNHInnovation by calling +1 603.862.1291 or emailing

Legal Notice

This website was prepared by the University of New Hampshire's Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping under awards NA0NOS4001153, NA10NOS4000073, and NA15NOS4000200 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Department of Commerce.