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 […]

In spite of social distancing and quarantining requirements of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, scientists from Geoscience Australia, the University of Sydney, and the Queensland Museum, led ­by Dr. Robin Beaman of James Cook University, have succeeded in conducting unprecedented coral reef mapping and gathering vital environmental data from the depths of the Queensland Plateau off […]

Cover Art: Recipe for Action (still). PSA animation: Yoo Jung Hong. Graphic design: Makena Janssen. Courtesy of the artists.   The ocean is the life source of our planet and vital for healthy human societies and a thriving world economy. Over-fishing, marine pollution, and climate change threaten to undermine the environmental health and economic vitality of the ocean […]

By Todd Michaels Not sure how our ocean and our lives are connected? The sea is our lifeline, producing more than half the world’s oxygen and absorbing 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. It provides renewable energy as well as food security. We need to do everything in our power to protect this […]

One of the chief ways a healthy ocean can help mitigate the effects of climate change is through its ability to trap carbon, a process often referred to as “carbon sequestration.”  Carbon trapped in ocean stores is referred to as “blue carbon”.  Scientists are interested in increasing and developing those stores and creating the potential […]

By Dr. Greg Stone and Dr. T. Suka Mangisi Scientists believe life began in the ocean. It now acts as the bloodstream for the planet; global flows of saltwater moving in currents — north and south, cold and warm — mixing nutrients and turning the sun’s energy into food while ensuring our climate remains hospitable […]

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. […]

The ocean plays a major role in the survival of our planet for well-known reasons, such as the ability to slow global warming by trapping harmful carbon compounds or the ability to release vast quantities of oxygen.  But if the ocean fails, our health will be affected in direct and indirect ways.  Regardless of whether […]

BY ZARINA KHAIRZADA SAN PEDRO PUBLISHED 11:31 AM ET JUN. 25, 2020 UPDATED 11:51 AM ET JUN. 25, 2020   PORT OF LOS ANGELES – Calm waters near the docks at the Port of Los Angeles have become a gateway for startups like Rustom Jehangir’s Blue Robotics to test out their remotely operated vehicles and underwater drones like their BlueROV2. Jehangir’s company […]

By Michaela Johnson Climate change has been a hot topic over the past decade. Many scientific groups and activists have made projections for climate change in the future. One of these projections is that by 2030 the global temperature will increase by 1.5 degrees Celsius. Over the past decade, we have been unable to halt […]

Palos Verdes Pulse Slightly less than a decade ago, Geraldine Knatz, former Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, asked Leonard Aube, former Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation, to evaluate and seed fund a proposal of moving the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI) to the Port’s City Dock No. 1.  Through these discussions […]

The temperature of the planet is on the rise.  As scientists look for ways to prevent global warming, and some oil companies scramble to develop renewable energy sources, like wind technology, fingers are increasingly pointed towards other factors that contribute to global warming, one of which is the cow. We love cows, but they pose […]