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March 2021

A Deep Dive on Where the Federal Government is Headed on Ocean Conservation & the Blue Economy

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Event

Join AltaSea for a deep dive on where the Federal government is headed on Ocean Conservation & the Blue Economy. Panelists David B. Brown was named the University of Southern California’s (USC) Vice President for Federal Relations in February of 2020. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Brown served as Associate Senior Vice President for USC’s Office of Federal Relations for the previous seven years. As the Vice President for Federal Relations, Mr. Brown serves as the university’s chief advocate on all…

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The Women of Boeing: Innovation In The Deep Sea

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Event

Featuring Boeings' Meghan Guerrero, Cheryl Hussong, and Pryscila Verduzco Meghan Guerrero is a Boeing Systems and Integration Engineer for the Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV) program in Huntington Beach, CA. She began her career as a support diver for Echo Voyager At-Sea Testing and currently serves as their vehicle operator, mission planner, and at sea Test Director. Meghan attended both Esperanza and Yorba Linda High School and continued her education at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado studying Engineering. She…

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April 2021

Philanthropist Melanie Lundquist and Councilman Joe Buscaino on Tax Day!

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Event

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am Join us for a conversation with Giving Pledge Philanthropist Melanie Lundquist and LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino on why giving to AltaSea is the smart play on Tax Day! Members from the AltaSea team will join the conversation to discuss the importance of the ocean economy and the search for 21st century solutions to climate change. To register, click here. Panelists Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles City Councilmember and President Pro Tempore of the…

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

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Event

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
Online Event

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
Online Event

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
Online Event

Date: Thursday, May 20th, 4:00 PM To register, click here. Sponsors: Speakers: Mark Gold, Executive Director, Ocean Protection Council; Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency Mark Gold joined OPC in July of 2019. As Executive Director of OPC and the Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy for the California Natural Resources Agency, Mark serves as a key advisor to Governor and the Secretary of Natural Resources and directs policy, scientific research, and critical partnerships to increase…

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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, May 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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June 2021

Live Chat with The Ocean Opportunity Lab

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Event

Photo by Matt Power on Unsplash “The Ocean Opportunity Lab – Mapping and connecting the world of ocean & energy startups” Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm To register, click here! Panelists Birgit Liodden Birgit is the Founder & CEO of The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL). She’s a self-made entrepreneur who has worked to push sustainability, entrepreneurship, next generation & diversity across the maritime industry for almost 15 years. She is one of the most visible young female leaders within the global…

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Blue + Green Session 5: Aquaculture and California

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Event

Speakers: Dr. Kristin Aquilino, lead scientist for the White Abalone Captive Breeding Program based at University of California, Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory Dr. Kristin Aquilino is the lead scientist for the White Abalone Captive Breeding Program based at University of California, Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory and including a dozen partners along the west coast of North America. Her research focuses on the reproductive conditioning and husbandry of endangered white abalone, as well as the effects of climate change and disease on…

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