On May 23, 2013 the College of Science at Northeastern University hosted the Sustaining Coastal Cities conference. It was a day-long conference on the critical role and fragile state of marine ecosystems.

This is an audio recording of a panel discussion moderated by NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris with Ove Hoegh-Guldberginaugural director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, an institute dedicated to providing a vehicle for collaborative research, learning, engagement and advocacy in major global change issuesStephen Hawkins, dean of Ocean and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton; Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences Assistant Professor Matthew Bracken; Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences Professor Brian Helmuth; and School of Architecture Assistant Professor Daniel Adams.

Panel Discussion at Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference (Morning)