Where the ocean meets science

Where the ocean meets business

Where the ocean meets education

Bringing together leaders, thinkers and innovators for rapid solutions

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Phase 1 Economic Impacts

4,200

Temporary Jobs Created

1,350

Permanent Jobs Created

$290M

Increased Economic Activity Annually

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The ocean is our planet's last frontier - it's where new solutions lie

The ocean covers 70% of the planet and contains 99% of its living space,

yet only 5% of the ocean has been adequately studied.

(NOAA, NASA)

The ocean is our planet's last frontier - it's where new solutions lie

The ocean holds 97% of the planet’s water and contains up to 80% of the species on the planet.

(NOAA, UN)

The ocean is our planet's last frontier - it's where new solutions lie

An estimated 2.2 million species live in the ocean.

Yet, only 10% of those creatures have been identified.

(US State Department)

The ocean is our planet's last frontier - it's where new solutions lie

The ocean provides half of the planet’s oxygen and feeds 3.5 billion people as a primary food source.

(Nat Geo, SaveTheSea.org)

The ocean is our planet's last frontier - it's where new solutions lie

One of every six jobs on the planet is marine-related and the world’s economy ships 90% of trade across the ocean.

(UN, NOAA)

The ocean is our planet's last frontier - it's where new solutions lie

As the ocean absorbs atmospheric CO2 and heat from global warming, ocean acidity and sea temperature and rising, which creates a threat for marine life globally.

(NOAA)

The ocean is our planet's last frontier - it's where new solutions lie

Sea levels have risen by about eight inches over the past 125 years.

By 2100, sea levels may rise another 48 inches—or four feet. The Arctic Ocean is expected to become ice free by 2050.

(U.S. National Climate Assessment)

The ocean is our planet's last frontier - it's where new solutions lie

Around 25% of today’s prescription medicines come from plant sources,

many of which are marine based.

(WHO)

The ocean is the next frontier for exploration and innovation

Tapping into the power and potential of the ocean is not an opportunity; it’s an imperative.

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Where ocean innovators work together

Public-private partnerships like AltaSea represent an innovative way to encourage investment and redevelopment in –and improve the health of – our communities. This exciting initiative is projected to generate hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in related economic benefits over the next decade.

Hon. Eric Garcetti
Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Our collaboration with AltaSea is truly going to redefine the role of a marine laboratory. A cutting edge marine facility that is integrated with our partners in the community, the port and industry is a worldwide game changer.

Daniel Pondella, Ph.D.
Director of SCMI and Biology Chair, Occidental College

LAEDC truly believes that AltaSea is transformational for Los Angeles.

Bill Allen
President and CEO, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation

We champion collaborative projects such as AltaSea and eagerly anticipate the impact this private-public partnership will have.

Wallis Annenberg
President and CEO, Annenberg Foundation

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