AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

Ocean-related education is a vital component of AltaSea’s mission to accelerate scientific collaboration, facilitate job creation, and inspire the next generation for a more sustainable ocean.


4 Submitted Ideas

  • CREATE ·2024 Grants Challenge

    Ocean Career Pathways

    AltaSea is Los Angeles’ only Blue Economy business hub, home to dozens of enterprises leading the growth of the sustainable ocean-based economy. Through Ocean Career Pathways, AltaSea is developing internships, certificate programs and apprenticeships for local BIPOC youth from disadvantaged communities to gain access to careers in the rapidly expanding Blue Economy.

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Where STEAM Meets the Ocean

    AltaSea, Battleship IOWA and the Los Angeles Maritime Institute have joined forces offering waterfront STEAM education programs to 30 students growing up in the foster care system. The objective is to build a school-to-career pipeline in the Blue Economy that targets foster youth, kindergarten through grade 14. These STEAM programs provide workforce development skills and future economic mobility to students seeking 21st century lucrative careers by incorporating the past, the present, and the future through our organization's collaboration.

  • CREATE ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Be an Aquaculture Scientist

    The underrepresentation of minority students in ocean-related STEM fields is a disadvantage for the US and its growing STEM workforce needs. AltaSea and Sharefest have joined to facilitate job creation building opportunities and encouragement for Sharefest youth to lead positive change. Where the Port once provided a large supply of well-paying jobs, economic forces have rendered the surrounding community impoverished. This partnership aims to provide workforce development in sustainable aquafarming within the Port of Los Angeles.

  • LEARN ·2016 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    AltaSea: Where STEM Meets the Ocean

    AltaSea and our partners are inspiring the next generation to explore the ocean and to generate blue solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges: food, energy and climate security.