Here’s the Blue Deal 2021

Dear Reader,

The following articles are from AltaSea’s series Here’s the Blue Deal 2021, one of our web-based ocean education resources.

These articles honestly explore the story of our contemporary ocean—a story in which crisis, uncertainty, and hope intertwine and compete. It is a story whose outcome is still unknown; the story of the defining feature of our blue planet, and its natural capacity to solve the existential environmental challenges of our time—if only we let it.

Above all, this is the story of innovators who know that not only can we not survive without the ocean, we are most likely to thrive when we work alongside it. This immutable truth is the foundation of the blue economy—the ocean is the key to a livable future for humanity. The power of the blue economy informs the future that AltaSea will create for the Port of Los Angeles. We seek to tip the scales towards hope as we collectively write the next chapter of the ocean’s book, determined to pass a story worth reading to future generations.

We hope you enjoy this collection.

Sincerely,

Timothy B. McOsker

Chief Executive Officer

Jenny Krusoe

Founding Executive Director

Click here to download the e-book!

The Sea Around Us by Emily Vidovich

Here’s the Blue Deal 2020

Dear Reader,

Click here to download an e-book of articles that make up AltaSea’s Here’s the Blue Deal blog.

In response to the global pandemic, and as a way to provide science curriculum for all students and adults staying safe at home, AltaSea launched Project Blue. Through live chats, webinars, and ocean science curriculum, we have provided a resource that gives the next generation a window into the Blue Economy’s science and innovations. We are proud to have reached over 10,000 people this summer.

One such resource is Here’s the Blue Deal.  With contributions from subject-experts to business leaders to college students aspiring to make positive change, this series covers the Blue economy, the history of the ocean economy, and the future of economic sustainability.  Together, these blogs tell the story of the Blue Economy’s potential in Los Angeles.  It’s a story we are pleased to share with you.

Here’s the Blue Deal E-Book FinalWe hope you enjoy this collection.

Timothy B. McOsker

Chief Executive Officer

Jenny Krusoe

Founding Executive Director

What’s Next? Blue Economy, ‘New Space’ by Jonathan Woetzel and Michael H. Kelly

Ocean Energy by Maya Henry

Too Big To Fail? by AltaSea

Opinion: The rise of the ‘Giant Ocean States’ by Dr. Greg Stone and Dr. T. Suka Mangisi

Many Hues of Blue by AltaSea

Earth Overshoot Day by Emily Anderson

Who was the Rose of Los Angeles? by Dr. Geraldine Knatz