This past year was an exciting one for Lab researchers, as our knowledge about Boston Harbor continues to grow and develop! Lab scientists collected data across the harbor, launched new projects, and developed new partnerships to expand our work with others around Boston and beyond.
For the Lab’s Education and Engagement program, 2022 brought us many wonderful opportunities to engage with Bostonians and visitors of all ages across the Harbor!
The Stone Living Lab is delighted to be a member of the Host Committee for The Earthshot Prize, Boston 2022!
Results from our beach profiling project have been selected to be presented at the 2023 Coastal Sediments conference this coming April in New Orleans, Louisiana!
From July 19th – July 26th, Boston experienced a memorable weeklong heatwave with air temperatures well over 90°F every day, even topping out at 100°F on July 24th. We typically think of the coast as a place to cool down, but our sensors revealed that our intertidal sites were experiencing extreme heat, too.
Stone Living Lab Awards Three Research Grants to Study Social and Economic Impacts of Climate Change
Stone Living Lab has announced the award of three research grants to study the social and economic impacts of “nature-based” approaches to coastal flood protection.
We mounted photostations at UMass Boston and in Duxbury to monitor coastal change. Anyone can take a photo of these sites to help paint a picture of coastal change over time!
The Lab announces the hiring of two new directors. Joe Christo will become the Lab’s Managing Director and Melanie Gárate will become the Lab’s new Director of Climate Engagement.