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


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.


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.

Latest News

11/09/2021 How do we limit the effects of climate change in Boston Harbor?

Article published by UMass Boston on the Lab's first annual conference with BHEN! Scientists and partners from all over the area joined us to discuss the impacts of climate change on the state’s most vulnerable coastal regions in and around Boston Harbor.

12/04/2021 at 10:00am | Boston WaterfrontWicked High Tides

Wicked High Tides are coming to Boston! Join us at three different locations around Boston's Waterfront to experience this spectacular natural event.


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

Boston Harbor Real-Time Data

Data is collected in real-time from monitoring equipment installed at Rainsford Island.