AltaSea: Beacon – Spring 2016

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Spring 2016

Welcome to “AltaSea: Beacon,” a quarterly newsletter that provides updates on AltaSea’s activities, education and community programs and other initiatives. We hope you’ll share this newsletter with others interested in staying up-to-date with the latest happenings at AltaSea.

Student Ocean Scientist Program
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, Reef Check and the Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) announced a collaborative partnership to engage youth in marine conservation through a highly interactive Student Ocean Scientist Program (SOS). This partnership aligns perfectly with AltaSea’s efforts to ignite passion and commitment through educational programs that immerse children and adults in the critical role that the ocean has on our planet.

The program is designed to raise awareness about the value of ocean resources, threats to ocean health and solutions to those problems among middle school students. This STEM-based program matches California’s Next Generation Science Standards. READ MORE



AltaSea Leadership Announcements
Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe

Jenny Krusoe has been elevated to Executive Director at AltaSea. Jenny has been involved with AltaSea since its founding in 2010, serving most recently as Chief Finance and Operating Officer. A California native based in San Pedro, Jenny has a national reputation as a nonprofit executive and senior advisor on organizational and program design and fund development. READ MORE

Dr. Sandra Whitehouse

Let’s give a warm community welcome to Dr. Sandra Whitehouse. Serving on a consulting basis as AltaSea’s Chief Scientific Officer, she oversees AltaSea’s efforts to expand science-based understanding of the ocean, providing strategic guidance and leadership for AltaSea’s Science Hub and related activities. Sandra is a longtime environmental advocate and policy advisor whose expertise in marine science has helped shape environmental initiatives in her home state of Rhode Island and on the national level. READ MORE

Upcoming Partner Events


April 9 – 5:00 PM

Grand Vision – Gathering for the Grand Gala
Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro

Dinner dance and auction honoring Gary Larson, benefitting the Warner Grand Theater and youth music appreciation programs. READ MORE

April 30 – 5:00 PM

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Grand Grunion Gala
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro

Annual fundraiser honoring Ruben Garcia, Advanced Environmental Group, LLC; the NOAA White Abalone Project and Chuck and Gwen Davies. READ MORE


Councilman Joe Buscaino Presents Future of the Los Angeles Waterfront

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino delivered his powerful “Future of the LA Waterfront” address on February 25 to a packed audience at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles. During his speech, the Councilman highlighted AltaSea and its importance to the overall vision for the Los Angeles Waterfront. VIEW SPEECH  
Our Mission

AltaSea accelerates scientific collaboration, facilitates job creation and inspires the next generation for a more sustainable ocean


“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever.”
— Jacques Cousteau

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