NOSB Nor'easter Bowl

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This event has passed. The University of New Hampshire and NH Sea Grant hosted the 2020 National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Nor'easter Bowl in February. For more information about NOSB and upcoming 2021 NOSB competitions, visit

2020 Nor'easter bowl logo with seal in water

UNH will be hosting the Nor’easter Bowl on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Nor’easter Bowl is the regional competition for the National Ocean Science Bowl for high school students in New Hampshire and Maine. The competition focuses on marine science, oceanography, ocean policy, and other topics related to the ocean. Four- to five-person student teams compete against other schools in the region in a ”Jeopardy-style buzzer” question and team challenge question rounds.

The team that wins the Nor’easter Bowl regional competition will travel to Long Beach, Mississippi in April to compete in the National Finals. This year, the Nor'easter Bowl will host seventeen teams from eleven different schools.

This regional competition is hosted by and rotates between the University of New Hampshire, the University of Maine, and the University of New England.

Students put in many hours of study in order to compete in this event. Show your support and attend this event in person! There is no fee for audience members.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Team Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.
Campus Building Location:
Hamilton Smith Hall,
95 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824


Download the Registration Help Sheet and collect Coach and Student information prior to online registration.

Deadline to register teams: Registration has closed

Coaches, please download the medical and consent forms. Bring completed forms to competition check in.


Volunteer for this event. Opportunities available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You can select your job and timeframe. Please register here if you are part of a judging team.

Deadline to register to volunteer: Registration has closed

Stay Overnight

Our competitors and judging teams will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express Durham (UNH).

Please contact Dari Christenson to secure rooms for your school or judging team


Mark Wiley
(603) 862-6702
Competition Logistics

Dari Christenson
(603) 862-6701
Volunteer Management
Food Donations/Meals

Michelle Lemos
(603) 862-6700
Online Reigstration for Teams & Volunteers

NOSB Finals 2020

April 16-19, 2020
Long Beach/Gulfport, MS

lighthouse flanked by two palm trees, Gulfport, MS, photo by Alex North