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January 2021

A New Years Resolution Focused on the Oceans

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Starting out 2021 blue? We are. Focusing in on the blue economy and ocean preservation @ AltaSea. Join Giving Pledge Philanthropist Melanie Lundquist & LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino for a deep blue discussion. The webinar will focus on the importance of ocean economy and sustainability incubators like AltaSea, and the importance of giving to organizations dedicated to finding 21st century solutions to one of the most pressing issues in the world today: climate change. Panelists Melanie Lundquist is one of…

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Live Chat with Liane Thompson of Aquaai

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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“How Robot Fish Can Save the Seas” Join AltaSea as we kick off 2021 with the first Project Blue live chat of the year! Our guest will be Liane Thompson, CEO of Aquaai. She will be joined by Simeon Pieterkosky, Chief Visionary Officer. Liane Thompson is the CEO of Aquaai. Prior to starting her positive impact for a Blue Economy company, Liane was a global reporter and New York Times executive creating innovative content with global audience appeal including the premier television series…

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Scripps Women Pioneer Oceanography Aboard the R/V Sally Ride

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join AltaSea for a webinar with 3 PhD candidates from UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Laura Lilly, Camille Pagniello, and Sarah Maher. Panelists Laura Lilly is a 6th-year Ph.D. candidate in Biological Oceanography in Mark Ohman’s lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her research focuses on how El Niño events impact the zooplankton community off California. She is a sea-going oceanographer with a long history of spending time on boats at sea, including several month-long sailing trips across the Equatorial Pacific.…

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February 2021

Live Chat with Clarissa Anderson

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Dr. Clarissa Anderson is a biological oceanographer with expertise in ecological forecasting and remote sensing. After receiving a B.A. in Biology and Art History at UC Berkeley and a Marine Science Ph.D. at UC Santa Barbara, she completed several postdoctoral appointments before transitioning into a professional research position at UC Santa Cruz. The majority of her research has focused on the prediction of harmful algal blooms and toxins in estuarine and coastal ecosystems as well as the fate and transport of…

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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