As everyone’s been busy heralding the arrival of light rail to the arrival of light rail to the beach and the impending LA River makeover, San Pedro has slowly been reshaping its own industrial waterfront. Architecture firm Gensler has released renderings for AltaSea, a 35-acre marine research campus headed for the Port of Los Angeles. […]

Another phase in the remake of San Pedro’s waterfront had the wraps taken off last night. It’s the plans for AltaSea’s 35-acre “campus for innovation” at the Port of Los Angeles, located where City Dock No. 1 is now. The idea is apparently to mix new buildings designed by Gensler architects with restored historic structures […]

The Port of Los Angeles’s gearing up for a major overhaul over at the Ports O’ Call that will have it looking a lot like San Francisco’s famed wharf, but that’s not the only enormous change coming to LA’s waterfront. It’s been a while since we heard from the massive marine reseaerch campus headed for […]

Take a tour of the Gensler-designed, 35-acre campus BY BIANCA BARRAGAN  The Port of Los Angeles’s gearing up for a major overhaul over at the Ports O’ Call that will have it looking a lot like San Francisco’s famed wharf, but that’s not the only enormous change coming to LA’s waterfront. It’s been a while since we heard […]

Gensler’s Architecture Facilitates Convergence of Science, Business and Education LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2016 – AltaSea today unveiled Gensler’s architectural renderings of its newly-designed, 35-acre “campus for innovation” at the Port of Los Angeles, where stunning new architecture is juxtaposed with restored historic structures and public plazas, creating a space where scientists, businesses and educators […]

  May 12, 2016 Special Edition AltaSea: Trending shares news and trends important to the AltaSea community Dear Friends,   AltaSea is committed to making a positive impact on the future of the ocean and humankind, and we are proud to spotlight examples of this vision in action around our community. Check out this op-ed recently […]

May 11, 2016 A biweekly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community MARINE SCIENCE Large Swaths of the Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate in Just 15 Years (Huffington Post) Ocean deoxygenation is a well-established member of the “negative effects of climate change” gang threatening our oceans. But the damage from it may […]

April 27, 2016 Edition A biweekly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Unnatural Selection (The New Yorker) Ruth Gates, Director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, recently received a four million dollar grant to research a “super coral” that can withstand the devastating effects of humans, including warming […]

A biweekly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community.     MARINE SCIENCE Tiny Island Chain Wants to Create the World’s Largest Ocean Sanctuary (The Huffington Post) With support from Pew Charitable Trusts, the people of the Austral Islands (a small chain of islands in the South Pacific) have drafted a proposal […]

  Spring 2016 Welcome to “AltaSea: Beacon,” a quarterly newsletter that provides updates on AltaSea’s activities, education and community programs and other initiatives. We hope you’ll share this newsletter with others interested in staying up-to-date with the latest happenings at AltaSea. Student Ocean Scientist Program AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, Reef Check and […]

San Pedro Today, April 2016 AltaSea, LA Maritime Institute and Reef Check collaborate on the Student Ocean Scientists program. By Monica Simpson “All hands to dockline!” bellows Captain Rob Laymon to his crew onboard the two-masted brigantine docked at Berth 78. The crew members scramble around deck scurrying to assigned positions as the tall ship […]

A biweekly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. Marine Science Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle Finally Solved? Scientists Think They Can Finally Explain Missing Ship Phenomenon (Inquisitr) The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may have finally been explained. Scientists in Norway have found giant underwater craters that were likely the result […]

A biweekly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community.  Marine Science Possible New Octopus Species Found Near Hawaii, Scientists Say (Los Angeles Times) In the cutest news of the week, scientists have discovered a possible new octopus species off the coast of Hawaii. The pale “ghost” octopus lives on the ocean floor […]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s wife has a new job on the West Coast. Sandra Whitehouse, who holds a Ph.D. in marine biology from the University of Rhode Island, has been named chief scientific officer at AltaSea, a 35-acre ocean-research campus at the Port of Los Angeles. She will hold the job […]

Educational collaboration focused on teaching middle school children how to carry out scientific investigations of the Los Angeles Harbor and coastal waters. (Los Angeles, CA) – March 7, 2016. AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, Reef Check and the Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) announced a collaborative partnership to engage youth in marine conservation […]