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Los Angeles unveils plans for ocean-research centre

Facility focused on coastal sustainability comes with hefty US$500-million price tag. By Virginia Gewin California has no shortage of high-profile marine research institutes — from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla in the south, to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute farther north, in Moss Landing. But backers of a plan to convert […]

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Mayor Villaraigosa, Port of Los Angeles Officials and Key Project Stakeholders Announce Vision and Funding Start for New Urban Marine Research and Innovation Center at LA Waterfront

The New ‘AltaSea’ “Public-Private Partnership” is the Result of Unprecedented Collaboration of Government, Business, Marine Science and Educational Leaders SAN PEDRO, Calif. – June 17, 2013 – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, joined by Port of Los Angeles officials, philanthropic leaders, marine scientists, students and community members, today outlined a bold vision to transform City […]

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Port of L.A. unveils final plans for $500 million AltaSea marine research center

By Donna Littlejohn Staff Writer Hailed as a game-changer for environmental study of the ocean, Los Angeles port officials Monday unveiled final plans for a $500 million marine research center on a 100-year-old pier along San Pedro’s waterfront. “It’s going to transform the Port of Los Angeles from a place that moves cargo to a […]