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.
Lab researcher Jarrett Byrnes shares his summer sampling work in intertidal zones.
The Lab is helping make Coughlin Park more resilient to climate change threats through using nature-based solutions.
The Boston Harbor Islands are a natural barrier to storm-driven waves and offer a perfect setting for research into nature-based methods for enhancing their protective features.
As sea level rises and storms get stronger because of climate change, researchers in Massachusetts are turning to Boston Harbor Islands for inspiration.