The Stone Living Lab conducts transformative research and outreach to make vulnerable coastal regions adaptive to climate change while enhancing natural and built environments. The goal is to engage researchers, students, and the public in testing innovative, adaptive, nature-based approaches to climate adaptation, coastal resilience, and ecological restoration in a variety of coastal locations in and around Boston Harbor.
Conducting experiments in science and engineering to increase the resiliency of natural and developed coastal systems while maximizing co-benefits and promoting ecological restoration.
Promoting creative, equitable, and flexible coastal adaptation while preparing for and responding to climate change.
Engaging our communities in education and outreach programs that promote innovation and environmental justice, and facilitate hands-on research activities inclusive to all.
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.
“This unique new partnership will create opportunities to prevent flooding, enhance recreation, and improve local ecosystems, a trifecta of benefits that could have truly global reach. We are delighted to see the work unfolding.”Cathy Stone, Stone Foundation
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As coastal communities face increasing climate-related threats, a new collaborative ecosystem has launched that aims to become a global hub for testing and scaling up nature-based solutions in the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
The UMass Boston Magazine profiles the Stone Living Lab for its Winter 2020 issue.