The Stone Living Lab partnered with National Parks of Boston to work with the O’Donnell Elementary School in East Boston. We joined fifth grade students for four lessons on coastal change, erosion, and climate change, and took the students into the field to learn beach profiling skills and explore Boston Harbor by boat!
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Lab director Paul Kirshen co-authored a new report with Ellen Douglas on the impacts of climate change on the Greater Boston area. Read more about the impacts of storms, precipitation, and floods in this hot off the press article!
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.
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.
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.