at the University of Massachusetts Boston

The goal of the Green Harbors Project is to establish green urban harbors—harbors that live within ecological and human limits. The GHP supports coastal ecosystem stewardship through integrated education, outreach, research, and monitoring activities with local communities and harbor users. Through the associated LivingLabs, we provide unique opportunities to teach and learn by doing hands-on biomimetic projects that address and solve local environmental issues.

Growing urban green harbors
GHP Director Anamarija Frankić, shown here with her student on the mudflats of Quincy, spearheaded the restoration of urban harbors cove by cove and channel by channel. She established the Biomimicry LivingLabs to teach & learn by addressing local issues and applying STEAM-based solutions.