LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In conjunction with the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference, AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles will host an UN Ocean Conference Side Event: “Leveraging Blue Economy Solutions for A Sustainable Goods Movement Ecosystem.” The event will be livestreamed via Zoom Webinar beginning at 10 AM PT on June 30. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qlpdmM4uRw2mr8XAK6ZZHQ
“This is the perfect time to mobilize action and propel much-needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at taking better care of the world’s oceans while, at the same time, making sure we can move goods where they need to go”
The event will offer an opportunity to hear from some of the region’s key leaders as they explore the “Port of the Future” and how it can help move goods in a reliable and sustainable way. The panel discussion will include Terry Tamminen, CEO of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles; Inna Braverman, Co-Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power; Stephen Cheung, COO of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation; Mike Galvin of the Port of Los Angeles; and Gail Woodward, Principal Investigator at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The panel will be moderated by Ann Carpenter, CEO of Braid Theory and the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Los Angeles Council District 15.
The UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, will take place from June 27 to July 1 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first in-person UN Ocean Conference since 2017.
“This is the perfect time to mobilize action and propel much-needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at taking better care of the world’s oceans while, at the same time, making sure we can move goods where they need to go,” said Tamminen, former California CalEPA Secretary. “This event will bring innovative minds together to discuss what is truly possible in finding new solutions to protect our planet and usher in a new era of sustainable energy – focused on our oceans.”
Panelists will include:
- Terry Tamminen is the President and CEO of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, and has developed expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government in Australia, Europe, Africa, China, and the United States. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary. As the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, Tamminen was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative.
- Inna Braverman, a globally recognized technology entrepreneur, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power (EWP), a publicly-traded company developing a cost-efficient solution turning ocean and sea waves into green electricity. EWP received the UN Climate Action Award at COP25 in Madrid, Spain.
- Stephen Cheung, Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and President of the World Trade Center Los Angeles, leads the team supporting international trade based in the region. He is the designated Regional Economic Competitive Officer for the Build Back Better Regional Challenge coalition.
- Mike Galvin is the Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s leading container port. The Port of Los Angeles is a landlord seaport, covering 7,500 acres of land and water, with more than 300 leaseholders. In this role, Galvin is responsible for development and management of the Port’s LA Waterfront, including commercial development opportunities, cruise passengers, commercial fueling, recreational marinas, hotels and restaurants that create public access to the Ports expansive waterfront amenities. Appointed to his current position in April 2015, Galvin previously served as the Port’s director of special projects. Galvin first joined the Port in 2004 as a real estate officer.
- Gail Woodward, Principal Investigator at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Senior Member of the Technical Staff at JPL with expertise in Software System Engineering, Simulation and Visualization. Her experience ranges from operational missions to research and technology development. She is a Robotics Technologist in the Maritime and Multi-Agent Autonomy Group at JPL. Her research interests include intelligent autonomy and sensing technologies for autonomous systems, and advancement of unmanned underwater adaptive autonomy and capabilities in areas such as opportunistic and adaptive science, environmental monitoring, safe navigation, mapping, perception, and multi-agent cooperative operations.
The side event will be moderated by Ann Carpenter, the Founder and CEO of Braid Theory, a vertically-integrated venture advisory firm dedicated to blue economy solutions, and the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Los Angeles Council District 15.
About AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is dedicated to accelerating scientific collaboration, advancing an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, and inspiring the next generation, all for a more sustainable, just, and equitable world.
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