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.