As an innovation center for nature based solutions, the Lab plans to convene a conference each year allowing the Lab to formally discuss coastal research with other Boston Harbor and global researchers and interested stakeholders. It will also foster coordination and collaboration among other relevant research activities in Boston Harbor.

In addition to discussions about the research, conveners will focus a special emphasis on place-based community science, education, and community participation.

The conference will involve the Lab’s Scientific Advisory Committee and will be coordinated with The Boston Harbor Islands Symposia intended to bring the science of Boston Harbor to park staff, volunteers, and the public.

select 2021 Conference Posters are Below

Community Science in Boston: Beach Profiling – Annie O’Connell, UMB & Stone Living Lab

Developing Robust Policies for Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Flood Protection in Boston – Jessica Lilquist, PhD Candidate, School for the Environment, UMB

Education and Community Engagement – Rebecca Shoer, Stone Living Lab

Just Adaptation Planning Under Uncertainty: A Preliminary Case Study of East Boston, Massachusetts – Shailee Desai, PhD Candidate, School for the Environment, UMB

Lidar Characterization of Rainsford Island Bluff, pre- and post-Hurricanes Henri and Ida – Francesco Peri et. al., UMB

Nearshore Soft Infrastructure for Coastal Storm Protection and Inhabitable Floating Landscape – The Emerald Tutu

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