Marine Science Huge and ancient underwater volcanoes discovered off coast of Sydney (The Guardian) Proving once again that more is known about the surface of the moon than the sea floor, four large underwater volcanoes have been discovered off the coast of Australia. The volcano cluster was discovered by sonar mapping thanks to a new […]

By James Preston Allen, Publisher and Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor I interviewed Camilla Townsend a few weeks ago about vision, consensus building and leadership—particularly in light of her work with the Port of Los Angeles High School and the on-dock marine research center, AltaSea. In my most recent editorial, I wrote about the high turnover […]

SpaceX, the Hawthorne-based aerospace manufacturer led by Elon Musk, is looking to base its rocket and spacecraft retrieval operations out of the Port of Los Angeles, the company’s representatives said Thursday.

By Carol Lawrence Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Downtown Los Angeles architecture firm Gensler will design three buildings planned at the 28-acre AltaSea marine research and interpretive center at the Port of Los Angeles. Gensler will design a 20,000-square-foot visitors’ center; a 60,000-square-foot retrofit of the Berth 37 warehouse into classrooms for oceanic science and research; […]

Los Angeles Magazine Marielle Wakim Just call her the millionaire match-maker. Annenberg Foundation chairman/president/CEO and living beacon of the phrase “leave some for the fish” Wallis Annenberg will match dollar for dollar the next $20 million raised by AltaSea, a new public-private venture that hopes to find solutions to oceanic sustainability. The money will be […]

AltaSea is a project to transform a 100-year-old pier at the Port of Los Angeles into something new and different. Supporters promise the world’s only “ocean-based ideas and innovation center” for an ultimate cost of $500 million. Today, 500 people gathered for the latest phase of development. Listen to broadcast

SAN PEDRO, Calif. –(Business Wire)–Today the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease to transform a 100-year-old pier on the LA Waterfront in San Pedro into a world-class urban marine research and innovation center called AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. The lease agreement – signed between the Port of Los Angeles […]

SAN PEDRO >> In the coming years, an unused, aging 100-year-old pier at the Port of Los Angeles will be the future home of an urban marine research center, a move that will generate hundreds of jobs and transform the San Pedro area waterfront. Read more

By Lisa Brenner Katz There’s been a swell development on the L.A. waterfront. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Port of L.A. officials announced Monday plans  to transform a 100-year-old San Pedro pier into an “urban marine research and innovation center” called AltaSea. Read more

Facility focused on coastal sustainability comes with hefty US$500-million price tag. By Virginia Gewin California has no shortage of high-profile marine research institutes — from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla in the south, to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute farther north, in Moss Landing. But backers of a plan to convert […]

The New ‘AltaSea’ “Public-Private Partnership” is the Result of Unprecedented Collaboration of Government, Business, Marine Science and Educational Leaders SAN PEDRO, Calif. – June 17, 2013 – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, joined by Port of Los Angeles officials, philanthropic leaders, marine scientists, students and community members, today outlined a bold vision to transform City […]

LA City Officials unveiled plans to rebuild the waterfront in San Pedro. A world-class marine research center named AltaSea will be built on an unused pier. Officials are hoping to bring San Pedro back to its glory days. Ted Chen reports from San Pedro for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on June 17, 2013. […]

By Donna Littlejohn Staff Writer Hailed as a game-changer for environmental study of the ocean, Los Angeles port officials Monday unveiled final plans for a $500 million marine research center on a 100-year-old pier along San Pedro’s waterfront. “It’s going to transform the Port of Los Angeles from a place that moves cargo to a […]

Plans call for City Dock 1, opened in 1913, to be converted into a nexus of laboratories and classrooms, fish hatcheries and berths for research vessels.