Vision + Mission

Our vision is an ocean that will sustain future generations.

Our Mission

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles accelerates scientific collaboration, facilitates job creation and inspires the next generation for a more sustainable ocean.

Our Vision

We will turn to the ocean to develop solutions for some of the planet’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change, energy supply and global food security – and prepare today’s generation of students for future jobs in science, technology, engineering, business and the ocean.

Why AltaSea?  Why Now?

The ocean covers over 70% of our planet, but only 5% of it has been explored.  Some of the 21st Century’s biggest advances will come from deep sea exploration.  Growth in the world’s population, increasing pollution, over fishing and global warming have led to an array of problems threatening the ocean and, consequently, society’s welfare.  AltaSea is uniquely positioned to place Los Angeles at the global center of solutions for these pressing issues.

Mayor Eric Garcetti champions AltaSea at Gensler

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