This year has been challenging for everyone, with issues ranging from personal and environment health to societal justice. But challenges are meant to be faced and overcome. As AltaSea adjusted to and met the issues facing us, 2020 became a year of growth and expansion. Responding to calls for justice, AltaSea updated its mission to […]

The Blue Hour: A spectacular evening! On 10.10.2020, AltaSea hosted The Blue Hour, a fundraising drive-in featuring special recorded messages from Frankie Faison and Dame Helen Mirren; footage of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park filmed by the Schmidt Ocean Institute; the U.S. debut of a pivotal section of Peter Sellars’ production of Mozart’s Idomeneo; and a unique art […]

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. UPCOMING EVENTS Project Blue Presents The Blue Hour (AltaSea) AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is proud to host The Blue Hour on October 10, 2020 from 6:45 – 8:45pm next to the USS Battleship Iowa in San Pedro, CA. Gates open at […]

  by Cheantay Jensen   In an effort to raise awareness and support for ocean conservation, the public-private ocean institute at the Port of Los Angeles, AltaSea, has organized a drive-in experience featuring music, art and film, including a massive art installation projected on the USS Iowa and a recorded performance from a section of […]

    First-of-its-Kind Art Installation to Give ‘Popstar Treatment’ to the Ocean During AltaSea’s The Blue Hour on Oct. 10 at 6:45 PM Prolific artists Mason Rothschild and Annie Sperling, in collaboration with Refik Anadol, will premiere their first-of-its-kind installation. Critically acclaimed opera director Peter Sellars will debut a section of his latest opera. Dame […]

First Ever All Hydrogen Powered Ocean Exploration & Conservation Drive-In Experience: October 10th at 6PM AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is hosting our first-ever The Blue Hour, a spectacular drive-in experience focusing on LA as the global capital of the Blue Economy, and the importance of educating young people on ocean exploration and […]

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. UPCOMING EVENTS Live Chats and Webinars (AltaSea) AltaSea has scheduled some exciting Live Chats and Webinars over the coming weeks. We hope you will join us for one or all! To sign up for these free online events, please follow the links below. […]

If you’re part of the AltaSea family, these words have meaning to you and the various ways you have engaged this summer with AltaSea’s live chats, webinars, programs, and much more. If these words have you scratching your head, we hope that will change as Project Blue Presents: The Blue Hour, a fundraising, drive-in experience […]

By Geraldine Knatz Ph.D. If you have driven along the San Pedro waterfront or walked along the waterfront promenade you have passed this bench.  I passed it myself hundreds of time before I discovered the story of the family that left their name on our waterfront.   Edouard Amar, one of the pioneer builders of San […]

By Geraldine Knatz Ph.D. In 1924 newspaper man John B. T. Campbell began publishing a serialized novel in the Los Angeles Herald called the Rose of Los Angeles.  It’s a  love story set against the backdrop of the 1890’s Free Harbor Fight, the battle over whether funding to create the Port of Los Angeles would […]

by: Gayle Anderson, Pablo Chacon Jr., Photographer, Editor, & Co-Producer Bob Keet Posted: Aug 20, 2020 / 09:22 AM PDT / Updated: Aug 20, 2020 / 09:14 AM PDT Gayle Anderson was live in San Pedro at AltaSea, a nonprofit organization that offers Project Blue, a high quality, educational content for science inclined student middle and school students. The ocean economy […]

By Emily Anderson – Emily is a Junior at Arizona State University. She is working on a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management. In today’s world, people tend to use resources in excess. From traveling by automobiles and planes to using immoderate amounts of plastic, society has created an unhealthy obsession with the consumerism lifestyle. While […]

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. UPCOMING EVENTS Live Chats and Webinars (AltaSea) AltaSea has scheduled some exciting Live Chats and Webinars over the coming weeks. We hope you will join us for one or all! To sign up for these free online events, please follow the links below. AltaSea Presents: Where […]

By Geraldine Knatz Ph.D. Figure 1:USS R-7 Submarine, launched in 1919, on maneuvers with Palos Verdes Hills in the background. After construction of the San Pedro breakwater was completed in 1912, Los Angeles outer harbor  was used to support U.S. naval operations.  As early as 1913, submarines would berth along the San Pedro waterfront.  But […]

By Coco Huang | August 3, 2020 | Los Angeles Business Journal | Link AltaSea is building out a 35-acre campus in San Pedro under a 50-year lease with the Port of L.A. AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, a nonprofit company focused on the ocean economy, announced Aug. 3 that it has signed a memorandum […]