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October 2020

Project Blue Presents The Blue Hour

October 10, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Video Chat with the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans

October 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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“THE MAP® of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla honoring Walter Munk’s legacy” Friday, October 23 at 1:00pm To sign up, click here. Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans has designed, funded, and overseen construction of over $2M worth of improvements in La Jollas’s Kellogg Park, including a 2,200 square foot lithomosaic plaza depicting “THE MAP® of the La Jolla Underwater Park & Ecological Reserves;” a life-sized bronze sculpture by D. Lynn Reeves of “J.J. the Orphaned Baby Gray Whale;” and a…

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November 2020

From the Bay to the Border: Three of the Top Scientists in CA talk Ocean Innovation and Climate Change

November 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Join AltaSea for a webinar with three of the leading scientists in the field of ocean innovation and conservation. The webinar will focus on the impacts that climate change is having on the ocean and marine mammals, and the innovations that are leading the 21st century approach to find solutions.  More information coming soon! Panelists Dr. Jennifer Smith is a professor in marine ecology and conservation in the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at…

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Video Chat with Amber Becerra

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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“How Does Pollution Affect Our Oceans?: A deep dive into trash, animal entanglement, and what you can do about it.” Friday, November 20 at 12:00pm Click here to register. Amber Becerra joined the Board of the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) in November of 2019 with the intention of helping with fundraising because she has a passion for animals. Little did she know what was in store for her in just a few short weeks. Once elected as President in December…

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December 2020

Video Chat with Briana Fodor

December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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“White Abalone Restoration Project Aquarium of the Pacific” Friday, December 11 at 12:00pm Click here to register. Briana Fodor is a Senior Aquarist at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.  Briana received her Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from UCLA.  As a college student, she received her AAUS Scientific SCUBA diving certification and began assisting with underwater field research, further solidifying her love for the ocean and desire to help protect the underwater environment and animals. Briana started…

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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
Online Event

“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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