WHO WE ARE

Partners

AltaSea is a unique public-private ocean institute that convenes and nurtures the best and brightest pioneers and organizations in science, business and education.  it is from these intersections that innovation is born, and from innovation comes groundbreaking impact.

Business

Blue Latitudes is a certified women-owned marine environmental consulting firm. They develop sustainable, creative, and cost-effective solutions for the environmental issues that surround the offshore energy industry.

Blue Robotics develops technology to make exploration of the ocean more accessible for all. The company develops affordable underwater drones and other marine robotic products.

Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, subleases wharf and water space at AltaSea to dock and demonstrate its largest unmanned undersea vehicle, the 51-foot Echo Voyager.

Braid Theory incubator at AltaSea brings together entrepreneurs, industry influencers and corporate partners to accelerate adoption of transformative technology, drive market grown and create profitable collaborations for maritime-related businesses.

Carlsbad Aquafarm is Southern California’s only shellfish farm growing Pacific oysters and Mediterranean mussels and since 1990. They are committed to pursuing a balance between producing seafood of unsurpassed quality and conserving our ocean’s resources.

They are involved with restoring coastal habitats by working with environmental groups to establish “living shorelines” consisting of oyster reefs and Eelgrass that remove excess algae from bays and estuaries while providing vital habitats for fish and seabirds.

They share their passion for the maritime industry by training and auditing for safety and compliance.

Flying Lion provides an on-demand rapid aerial assessment and imaging services to Law Enforcement and Emergency Service Departments with remotely operated copters with built-in high definition and infrared cameras.

Holdfast Aquaculture produces high quality seed for sustainable seafood growers (bivalves and seaweed) and is one of the first companies to offer local California varieties.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has selected the AltaSea campus as a Robotics Waterside Test Site to conduct research and technology development.

The METT Program: In order to meet the new maritime industry demands and standards, it is vital to have a fully developed training program for all levels of endorsements, ratings and licenses in the maritime and environmental industries.

The Metals Company produces metals from polymetallic rocks to power electric vehicles. For over a decade, we’ve been exploring the planet’s largest known deposit of battery-grade metals: nodules on the seafloor of the Clarion Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean. During this time, our onshore team has developed and successfully run a metallurgical process to derive key battery metals from these remarkable rocks while generating zero solid processing waste.

Montauk is focused on creating disruptive companies targeting ocean sustainability and climate change by leveraging technology and intellectual property assets. Montauk will be operating the La Kretz Blue Economy Innovation Center at AltaSea.

Pacific6 is a Long Beach-based partnership of six founders, committed to identifying, investing, and being intimately involved in inspiring and important ventures that can positively impact people and the communities in which they live.

The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) is the world’s first floating lab for entrepreneurs and change agents across ocean industries, sustainable solutions & tech.

TransparentSea is a start-up company with the goal of sustainably producing shrimp and algae for commercial sale.

Science

The mission at the Center for the Blue Economy is to promote a sustainable, resilient ocean and coastal economy (the “Blue Economy”) through leadership in research, analysis, and education.

Continuing Walter Munk’s Legacy of daring exploration and discovery through scientific research, education and ocean conservation.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego works to understand and protect the planet and find solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.

Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI) is a strategic alliance of 23 major universities, colleges and foundations that provides marine expertise and hands-on experience to students, monitoring the marine environment and increasing public awareness. SCMI scientists conduct groundbreaking ocean-related research and discover solutions to environmental problems.

The National Geographic Sea Lion vessel has docked at AltaSea. The Sea Lion is an expedition ship that plies the open water from Alaska to Panama.

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) works interactively with local, state and federal agencies, resource managers, industry, policy-makers, educators, scientists and the public to provide data, models and products that advance understanding of the current and future state of the coastal and global environment.

Education

AltaSea has designated a mobile building in Warehouse 58 as the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor’s classroom for blue technology and aquaculture workshops.

AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) partner on a number of projects, most recently, a workshop series emphasizing sustainable aquaculture. Lesson plans are created and taught by CMA educators.

California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of 38,310 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.

AltaSea is a member of ExpandLA, a coalition of 26 Los Angeles based STEM organizations teaching core science during school and offering enrichment courses afterschool to the Los Angeles Unified School District

Junior Achievement of Southern California (JA SoCal) reaches over 70,000 students annually, bringing programs that foster financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills. AltaSea has partnered with JA SoCal to bring an in-school curriculum, taught by educators and established mentors working in blue economy fields.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest public school system in California and the 2nd largest public school district in the United States.

Ocean Exploration Trust (OET), founded by Dr. Robert Ballard, engages in ocean scientific exploration of the seafloor with many expeditions launched from E/V Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel docked at AltaSea. OET offers educators and students access to its ocean exploration and research projects.

Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is renowned for excellence in basic and applied research on Earth systems. Their mission is to pursue knowledge of the Earth system, to apply this knowledge to build a more resilient future, to integrate research with academic programs, and to create global citizens and scholars.

RTS is a career and personal development program that provides youth impacted by foster care with the resources, relationships, and opportunities they need to thrive, both personally and professionally.

California’s #1 transfer college for 30 years! Tops in transfers to UC, USC, and LMU.

ScholarMatch makes college possible for underserved youth, from application all the way through college graduation.

Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) is a nonprofit organization that uses hands-on experiences at sea to provide an array of social, educational and leadership development opportunities to middle school and high school students in San Pedro, Wilmington and the greater Los Angeles area.

Infrastructure

PermaCity is a leading solar energy design and installation company that recently completed the world’s most powerful rooftop solar project with more than 50,000 solar panels covering 50 acres of roof space, and generating up to 16.4 megawatts. PermaCity has executed letters of intent to sublease 180,000 square feet of roof space at the AltaSea campus to install solar panels.

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