Our Mission is to innovate and implement nature-based solutions to protect vulnerable coastal regions through a collaborative, equitable, and applied science approach.


Our Vision is to create a future where people work with nature to make coastal regions resilient and adaptive to climate change while enhancing natural and built environments.


Gallops Island

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.