Urban Harbors Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Ocean and Coastal Planning

The Urban Harbors Institute works with managers and stakeholders to identify and achieve the goals for the ocean and coastal areas.  Projects have ranged from developing municipal harbor plans and waterfront protection plans to advising the state and federal governments about conflicts and compatibilities of offshore ocean uses. An important part of ocean and coastal planning is monitoring and evaluating management.  To that end, UHI has also assisted with the development and implementation of performance indicators.

Picture of the Boston Harbor, including the downtown Boston skyline

Urban Harbors Institute

Publications produced by the Urban Harbors Institute are available on ScholarWorks. Publications date back to 1995. Read More