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April 2021

AltaSea’s Earth Day Special: The Importance of Marine Protected Areas to our Planet

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm To register, click here. Panelists Meredith Brooks Meredith Brooks is the Strategic Grants and Special Projects Manager (Consultant) at AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. She is developing the AltaSea Marine Grants program to expand the portfolio of government grants, with a focus on STEM education, aquaculture and growing the Blue Economy in Los Angeles. Originally from Rancho Palos Verdes, Meredith now splits her time between the Olympic Peninsula, RPV, and Hawai’i, where…

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May 2021

Blue + Green Session 1: What is Regenerative Aquaculture?

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, May 6th, 4:00 PM To register, click here. Sponsors: Speakers: Janet E. Kübler, Ph.D., Biology Department, California State University Northridge Janet Kübler is a marine biologist with decades of experience working with seaweeds. My research program has two main currents. One addresses climate change and disturbance effects on primary producers, focusing on scope for resilience. Working at the interface of the biotic and abiotic, this research addresses how biogeochemical effects on algae and aquatic plants can emerge in ecosystem…

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Blue + Green Session 2: Aquaculture Industry and LA

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, May 13th, 4:00 PM To register, click here. Sponsors: Speakers: Paul Dobbins, Senior Director of Impact Investing and Ecosystems Services, Aquaculture, World Wildlife Foundation Paul Dobbins is the Senior Director of Impact Investing and Ecosystems Services on the WWF-US Aquaculture team. He is identifying companies for impact investment, stakeholder collaboration, and research opportunities that will accelerate the growth of seaweed and shellfish farming. His project, titled Advancing Aquaculture for Climate Gains, includes research into the potential market for feed…

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Blue + Green Session 3: Policy and Politics

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, May 20th, 4:00 PM To register, click here. Sponsors: Speakers: Mark Gold, D.Env., Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Gold is the associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA. His research focuses on integrated water management, coastal resource management, and urban sustainability. He is spearheading UCLA’s first ever Grand Challenge: The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. A lifetime Bruin, Dr. Gold received his bachelors and masters degrees in biology and a…

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Blue + Green Session 4: Aquaculture and the Future

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, Mat 27th, 4:00 PM To register, click here. Sponsors: Speakers: Prof. Brian Beale, Cooperating Professor of Marine Ecology, Research Director of Downeast Institute, University of Maine Dr. Beal is a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias (UMM). His position at UMM is divided equally between teaching and research,  and includes his work at DEI.  In addition, Dr. Beal directs UMM’s Marine Field Station at Black Duck Cove. A native of Jonesport, Maine, Dr. Beal…

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