About the Stone Living Lab The Stone Living Lab conducts transformative research and outreach to make vulnerable coastal regions adaptive to climate change while enhancing natural and built environments.

Together with researchers, students, and the public, we test innovative, nature-based approaches to climate adaptation, coastal resilience, and ecological restoration in and around Boston Harbor.

What is aLiving Lab?

A living lab brings research out of the lab and into the real world by creating a user-centered, open, innovative ecosystem that engages scientists and the community in collaborative design and exploration. 1 2

Our Guiding Principles Where Innovation Meets Land and Sea

Research

Conducting experiments in science and engineering to increase the resiliency of natural and developed coastal systems while maximizing co-benefits and promoting ecological restoration.

Climate Preparedness

Promoting creative, equitable, and flexible coastal adaptation while preparing for and responding to climate change.

Education

Engaging our communities in education and outreach programs that promote innovation and environmental justice, and facilitate hands-on research activities inclusive to all.

Policy

Collaborating broadly to conduct research on policy and planning, disseminate scientific findings, inform policy development, and implement the lessons learned from the Stone Living Lab.

Latest News

06/03/2021 As seas rise, Boston Harbor islands listed among country’s most endangered historic sites

The Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park have been named one of the country's 11 most endangered sites by the National Trust for Historic Preservation due to climate change threats.

05/27/2021 Five priorities for Boston’s waterfront

Opinion article on the five priorities for Boston's waterfront and how efforts such as the Stone Living Lab are underway that use Boston as a lab to test potential solutions to climate change impacts.

Resilience
Through
Partnerships.

Collaboration is essential to the mission of the Stone Living Lab. The following organizations are working together to advance the Lab’s guiding principles.