The College of Science at Northeastern University is hosting “Sustaining Coastal Cities,” a conference on the critical role and fragile state of marine ecosystems. It will be held on May 23, 2013 on its Boston campus.
The relationship between cities and their nearby coastal resources is at risk due to increases in temperature, sea level rise, natural disasters, ocean acidity, biodiversity loss, and environmental pollutants. This conference will officially launch the Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative at Northeastern University, a cutting-edge science and policy center committed to generating research and developing solutions toward the sustainability of city coastal regions. The 2013 kick-off meeting will bring together international experts who will focus on the general plight of marine ecosystems and the state of marine fisheries.