Ocean Solutions at AltaSea

Ocean Solutions at AltaSea

Ocean Solutions at AltaSea host, Jack Baric interviews various ocean and science experts on creative solutions that can be found in the ocean. AltaSea is creating the most innovative ocean research campus in the world. Located in the Port of Los Angeles, AltaSea is a place where scientists, businesspeople, and educators can join together to find solutions to some of mankind's most pressing challenges, such as climate change, energy supply, and global food security. ... Show More

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September 18, 2019 19 min

Quiksilver founder, Bob McKnight discusses how his company supports various non-profits that work on creating a cleaner and healthier ocean and how Quiksilver has adopted numerous workplace and manufacturing practices to do their part on creating a greener environment. 

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September 11, 2019 23 min

Kris Primacio, the executive director of the International Surf Therapy Organization, discusses  how the physical exercise of surfing and the calming effect of the ocean can provide great therapy for people such as autistic children and military vets with PTSD.

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August 28, 2019 18 min

The co-founder of 5 Gyres, Dr. Marcus Eriksen talks about his epic voyage across the Pacific Ocean in a raft made entirely of junk. 5 Gyres is dedicated to bringing attention to plastic pollution and this voyage was designed to educate people about the massive problem of ocean pollution. Dr. Eriksen also provides some practical tips on reducing your plastic consumption.

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August 21, 2019 15 min

Rusty Jehanger, the founder and CEO of Blue Robotics, discusses how a hobby idea of building a solar powered surfboard that could be propelled from Santa Monica to Hawaii turned into a business building affordable underwater drone kits -- a breakthrough that has the potential for dramatically expanding student and citizen science ocean exploration opportunities. 

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August 15, 2019 17 min

A discussion with Scott and Brian Schmidt, the brothers who co-founded Primary Ocean, an aquaculture company that cultivates seaweed to create food and organic fertilizers. The conversation focuses on the food security and environmental impacts solutions that farming seaweed can provide.  

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August 7, 2019 24 min

Regina Wetzer and Dean Pentcheff, scientists at the LA County Museum of Natural History, discuss the bioblitz that the museum is leading at AltaSea to study the marine biodiversity of the urban waters off the Los Angeles coast. 

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Ann Carpenter, the CEO of Braid Theory, a business accelerator that help tech companies with solutions for the ocean, discusses some of the companies that her company supports and how their technologies can create a healthier ocean.

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July 24, 2019 15 min

Dr. Geraldine Knatz, the former executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, discusses her idea to relocated the Southern California Marine Institute to City Dock 1 at the Port of Los Angeles and how that grew into a vision for AltaSea. AltaSea is building a cutting edge marine research institute at City Dock 1, which brings together scientists, businesspeople, and educators to find solutions for some of mankind's most pre... Read more

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July 15, 2019 12 min

Dr. Bob Ballard is the ocean explorer who discovered the Titanic. He tells Ocean Solutions the wild story of how finding the Titanic was connected to a secret Navy spy mission to locate a nuclear sub at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to finding the Titanic, Ballard's legendary career has featured numerous ocean exploration discoveries, including his discovery of hydrothermal vents, which many scientists believ... Read more

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