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Urban Harbors Institute

Advancing Ocean and Coastal Management

To ensure the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff, and surrounding community, UMass Boston will continue to operate in hybrid fashion, with some courses lodged on campus and others continuing in remote modality. Many answers about the campus's response to the coronavirus can be found in our special section. During this time, UHI is working remotely and is available for conference calls, remote meetings, and email.

The Urban Harbors Institute, an institute within the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston, utilizes policy, scientific, planning, community engagement, and management expertise to assist governments and communities in addressing the complexities and issues associated with harbors and coastal areas.

UHI's mission is to promote thriving ocean and coastal communities and sustainable natural resources through research, planning, engagement, and education.

As a research institute at the university, UHI brings a comprehensive, equitable, well-balanced and academic approach to providing expert advice on environmental problems and issues. The institute offers technical assistance and advisory services in fields such as urban planning, coastal and harbor planning, planning for climate change, environmental education, community engagement, natural resource management, marine industry master planning, water transportation, and geographical information systems.

While UHI generally focuses on marine, coastal, and watershed issues in New England, we have worked with governments, non-government organizations, and marine industry representatives throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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