It’s been quite a year for AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles.  Earlier this year we sent you updates on the first half of 2021, and we have only continued our success in the last half of the year.  AltaSea is proud to end 2021 with such strong momentum. A few highlights are below: AltaSea received $6 […]

By Emily Vidovich. Emily has a background in environmental journalism and sustainability and is a member of the George Washington University Class of 2019. Aquaculture is the oceanic counterpart to agriculture—it is the business of cultivating and harvesting aquatic species, including fish, shellfish, and algae, for consumption or commercial use. The United Nations Food and […]

November 10, 2021 Edition A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. ALTASEA EVENTS Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion – Event Highlights This year, AltaSea partnered with Council District 15 to put on a spectacular gathering at Angels Gate Park, honoring Robert Downey, Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and […]

AltaSea’s Stairs to the Future Campaign Finalizes Preparation for Construction of the Center of Innovation Thanks to the support of many key figures including California State Senator Robert Hertzberg, California State Senator Nancy Skinner, California State Senator Steven Bradford, and California State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, AltaSea recently secured $6 million in funding from the State of […]

By Emily Vidovich. Emily has a background in environmental journalism and sustainability and is a member of the George Washington University Class of 2019. Historically, the environmental movement has underinvested in education. “There has been investment in tactical environmental solutions, but not in the grand strategy of building a society that cares,” explains Philippe Cousteau […]

October 14, 2021 Edition A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. UPCOMING ALTASEA EVENTS Project Blue Live Chat with Dr. Yi Chao, Founder and CEO of Seatrec – October 22, 12:00pm – 1:00pm MARINE SCIENCE To Save Earth’s Climate, Map the Oceans (The Washington Post) Thirty years ago, I had the privilege of […]

State of California & Port of LA Bet Big on AltaSea $12M Will Fund Building of West Coast’s Largest Blue Economy R&D Center of Innovation The State of California and the Port of Los Angeles have directed $12 million to AltaSea, a nonprofit corporation, to fund the construction of the West Coast’s largest blue economy […]

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The State of California and the Port of Los Angeles have directed $12 million to AltaSea, a nonprofit corporation, to fund the construction of the West Coast’s largest blue economy ocean research and development center. Berth 58 – the site of the initial 60,000 square feet of the planned 180,000 feet of the […]

Daria Solovieva | September 27, 2021 | Fortune This story is part of The Path to Zero, a series of special reports on how business can lead the fight against climate change. This quarter’s stories explore new markets emerging in the sustainability space. The blue economy is simultaneously one of the oldest and newest markets on earth. Throughout […]

By Emily Vidovich. Emily has a background in environmental journalism and sustainability and is a member of the George Washington University Class of 2019. In her award-winning 1951 book The Sea Around Us, renowned marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson introduced the ocean to a wide array of readers, merging poetic writing with scientific accuracy. […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jacob Scott jscott@vectisstrategies.com 412-445-7719 Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion will blend art with ocean conservation in a visual journey, beginning at Angels Gate Cultural and ending next to the Korean Bell of Friendship, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. LOS ANGELES, CA (September 9, 2021) – AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, […]

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. UPCOMING EVENTS Webinar: From Hydrothermal Vents to Seafloor Mapping: A Deep Dive into the Ocean with the Ocean Exploration Trust Team – September 10, 12:00pm – 1:00pm Project Blue @ Fall: Live Chat with Greg Stone – September 24, 12:00pm – 1:00pm The Blue Hour: Ocean of […]

Cover Photo: Seawall in Ventura County, California. Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times By Emily Vidovich. Emily has a background in environmental journalism and sustainability and is a member of the George Washington University Class of 2019. The new Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) states that human-driven climate change is […]

By Emily Vidovich. Emily has a background in environmental journalism and sustainability and is a member of the George Washington University Class of 2019. When the oceans are healthy, they sustain life on earth by providing oxygen production, ecosystem services, and climate regulation. Over the past century, human activity has increasingly altered the environment, imposing […]