Vision + Mission

Our vision is an ocean that will sustain future generations.

Our Mission

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles is dedicated to accelerating scientific collaboration, advancing an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, and inspiring the next generation, all for a more sustainable, just and equitable world. 

Our Vision

We will turn to the ocean to develop and scale up rapid 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 careers in science, technology, engineering, business and ocean-related industry professions.

Why AltaSea? Why Now?

The ocean covers more than 70 percent of Earth. Yet, one of the last unknown frontiers – and one of the most deceptively familiar – is on our very own planet. More than 80% of the ocean remains unexplored.

Some of the 21st Century’s biggest advances will come from deep sea exploration. Growth in the world’s population, increasing pollution, overfishing 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.

Inclusion and Diversity

AltaSea is dedicated to finding rapid solutions for the planet’s most pressing challenges. Our goal is a sustainable, just and equitable world. To achieve our mission, we embrace an accelerated approach to diversity and inclusion, and as a fundamental part of our vision and success, AltaSea is committed to a workplace that will represent and empower our community.

This commitment includes economic and educational outreach to underserved communities, as well as considering how our decisions as an organization affect those communities. In addition, AltaSea is dedicated to forming and deepening partnerships with organizations who are serving our minoritized stakeholders.


AltaSea acknowledges that our campus is located on the traditional lands and waters of the Tongva People; specifically our location is historically the aweeshkone xaa Chaawvetam (Village of Chaawvenga). We also acknowledge the traditional lands and waters of the Chumash, Tataviam, Serrano, Cahuilla, Juaneno and Luiseno Peoples throughout Southern California, where AltaSea partners reside. We pay respect to the traditions, knowledge, past and present of these Indigenous Peoples.