FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is pleased to announce that it competed for and has been awarded a 2.1 million dollar grant from the State of California for the Visitors Center portion of the Center of Discovery at AltaSea. Located at Berth 57, the Center of Discovery will be a state-of-the-art research facility and future home to the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI). The source of the State funds is the voter approved Proposition 68 for competitive grants that protect, restore, and enhance California’s cultural, community, and natural resources.
Today, the California Natural Resources Agency issued the announcement describing 21 grants for a total of $37 million. Cultural, Community & Natural Resources Grant Program
AltaSea’s award is $2,132,559.
“We are honored to have been awarded these funds through a rigorous and competitive process,” said Tim McOsker, CEO of AltaSea, “and we look forward to returning the value of these bond funds to the People of the State of California through a beautifully designed and curated visitor experience within the Center of Discovery in the urban ocean of the Port of Los Angeles.”
Background on AltaSea
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is creating a world-class ocean-based campus where science, business and education come together to generate innovative solutions to the most critical global sustainability issues today: food, energy, and climate security. AltaSea accelerates scientific collaboration, facilitates job creation, and inspires the next generation for a more sustainable ocean. Built on a historic pier with access to the deep ocean, AltaSea’s campus brings people together to expand science-based understanding of the ocean; incubate and sustain ocean-related business; and pioneer new ocean-related education programs. Altasea.org