By Jenny Krusoe Though oceans cover about three-fourths of the world, we know far too little about this great remaining frontier of Planet Earth. That’s why it’s vital that we encourage more research, education and innovation regarding the ocean here at the doorstep of Los Angeles. AltaSea has partnered with the Ocean Exploration Trust, Catalina […]

Vote Today: Help AltaSea Win a Grant That Will Change Lives Got 1 minute? Then you can help AltaSea win $100,000 for STEM education. The My LA2050 Grants Challenge supports innovative projects – projects that build the Los Angeles of our dreams and shape the world for a better tomorrow. Starting today, voting is open […]

  A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. Marine Science Leonardo DiCaprio and Google Launched a Free Tool to Crowd-Spy on Illegal Fishing From Space (QZ) For the first time, anyone with an internet connection can see global fishing activity and track commercial fishing vessels in near real-time — for […]

Hanjin absurdist filmmaker's cargo ship

“The workman of today works every day in his life at the same tasks, and his fate is no less absurd. But it is tragic only at the rare moments when it becomes conscious.”- Albert Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus” By Jenny Krusoe In a strange twist of life imitating art, the Hanjin Geneva, a […]

The Daily Breeze ( By Staff reports A $3 million federal grant for AltaSea, the new marine research facility being created on the San Pedro waterfront, was announced Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn, D-San Pedro. The grant comes from the Economic Development Administration and the funds will go toward modernizing City Dock No. 1, AltaSea’s […]

Education and exploration ships come to Port of Los Angeles

Following a celebratory welcoming flotilla of ships greeting one of the world’s most advanced ocean-exploration vessels, AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino and scientist Dr. Robert Ballard of the Ocean Exploration Trust announced the Nautilus Exploration Program, a major partnership to bring ocean education programs to Los Angeles-area students […]

September 14, 2016 AltaSea: Beacon provides updates on AltaSea’s activities, education and community programs and other priority initiatives.  San Pedro Celebrates the Arrival of E/V Nautilus This week we welcomed the renowned explorer Dr. Robert Ballard and the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) to the Port of Los Angeles. The community event, which attracted hundreds of […]

On Sept. 12, a flotilla of ships welcomes the E/V Nautilus to its new winter home at the AltaSea wharfs in the Port of Los Angeles. The flotilla is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate one of the world’s most notable ocean-exploration vessels. More importantly, the ship’s arrival is a step forward as we support the port, […]

Marine Science Join Scientists as They Explore the Sunken USS Independence Aircraft Carrier (Wired) The ocean is famous for having many secrets. Now, when something new is discovered, the global scientific community gets to participate, all at once. On August 22, scientists aboard the research vessel Nautilus piloted its two ROVs 2,600 feet deep off […]

AltaSea is grateful for the support of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Read his letter of support below.   Dear Board Trustees: I write in strong support of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. This project presents a critical opportunity for Los Angeles to create a sustainable, prosperous future for the city and ocean […]

The Inertia It’s estimated that more than $1 billion worth of cargo comes through the 7,500 acre waterfront complex known as the Port of Los Angeles, so it’s not far fetched to acknowledge that there is a lot of history here. So starting this year one of the Port’s 100 year old pier’s will be getting a makeover […]

By 2023, the Port of Los Angeles will be home to a state-of-the-art ocean research facility that spans scientific and commercial research. AltaSea, an innovation hub dedicated to finding “ocean-related solutions” to major international challenges like food security, renewable energy, and climate change, is building a 35-acre campus on a historic pier at the Port […]

AltaSea and Gensler have unveiled renderings for a new 35-acre net-positive energy use “campus for innovation” on the historic City Dock No. 1 at the Port of Los Angeles. Gensler designed the AltaSea project, which is intended to bring people together under the common goal of understanding the ocean. READ MORE

The Gensler designed AltaSea project is a campus for innovation situated at City Dock #1 in the Port of Los Angeles. Along the 35 acre-campus, historic buildings and new architecture are woven together via public parks and plazas, and connected to the district’s growing waterfront. READ MORE

At the busiest shipping port in the U.S., a wharf filled with abandoned warehouses will be converted into a research institute for sustainable aquaculture, underwater robotics, and ocean exploration. READ MORE