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.

Scheduled speakers:

  • Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, inaugural 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 issues.
  • Steve Gaines, dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California Santa Barbara; former director of the UCSB Marine Science Institute
  • Larry Crowder, science director at the Center for Ocean Solutions; professor of biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University

For more information, or to pre-register, visit