A new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that by 2050, the water in Boston Harbor might be at least a foot higher than it is now. Our very own Lab Director Paul Kirshen was interviewed on WCVB Channel 5 Boston to talk about the potential impacts of sea level rise on Boston.
Losing Ground: Erosion on the Outer Cape
Erosion has been the topic of conversation for many Cape Codders in the wake of the last few storms. The Outer Cape in particular has taken a beating. Watch Dr. Mark Borrelli, Lab Research Director, discuss sea level rise and erosion for Lower Cape TV.
Researchers utilized an aerial drone to collect high-resolution imagery both above ground and underwater, allowing us to see how seasonal change and storms affect the harbor every year.
In late 2021, the Stone Living Lab deployed two Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, or ADCPs, in the Boston Harbor area. These instruments will provide us with critical information about Boston Harbor and how winter storms affect its waters.
Read an overview about the Lab's education and public engagement programs that happened during 2021.
The Duxbury Beach Reservation is moving forward with plans to create a nature-based approach consisting of a cobble berm, dune restoration, and abutment protection to address erosion concerns.
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.
A few times a year, Boston experience a spectacular tidal event: the Perigean Spring Tides. These “wicked high tides” result in high tides that are 2-4 feet higher than normal, and give us a window into how sea level rise will soon start affecting our daily lives.
Lab researcher Jarrett Byrnes shares his summer sampling work in intertidal zones.
Lab tech Laura Dissly provides a first-hand account of field sampling this summer with the Byrnes Lab.