The bicoastal collaboration, which brings together two leading innovation hubs, will leverage the unique capabilities of each organization to drive innovation and growth on both the East and West coasts.
As part of the initiative, AltaSea and Kearny Point will collaborate to take advantage of Kearny Point’s strategic infrastructure located close to the Port of Newark and New York City. One of AltaSea’s greatest advantages is its access to the deep ocean, vast research facilities and marine life support systems.
The collaboration will also focus on providing business assistance, support and investment platforms to entrepreneurs and innovators in the blue and green economy sector. By connecting businesses with world-class research institutions, strategic partners, resources and investors, the initiative will help to accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable solutions.
“We are thrilled to partner with AltaSea on this exciting collaboration,” Wendy Neu, CEO of Hugo Neu Corp., the parent company of Kearny Point, said. “As two leaders in our respective fields, we share a commitment to promoting sustainability and driving innovation in the blue and green economy as well as educating and creating jobs in underserved communities.”
“AltaSea is excited to collaborate with Kearny Point on this initiative,” Terry Tamminen, CEO of AltaSea, said. “Together, we aim to inspire positive change to make a sustainable and prosperous impact on our world for future generations.”
With this partnership, AltaSea, Hugo Neu and NY/NJ Baykeeper have launched the Ocean Pathways High School Research Mentorship Program. This innovative program aims to provide high school students with hands-on research experience and mentorship opportunities in the fields of marine biology, sustainability and environmental conservation.
As part of the program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside leading scientists, educators and environmental advocates at AltaSea, Hugo Neu and NY/NJ Baykeeper. They will engage in field work, data collection and analysis, and gain valuable insights into the challenges facing our oceans and the environment at large.
The Ocean Pathways program is designed to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders in the fields of marine biology, sustainability and environmental conservation. It will equip students with the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to succeed in these critical areas, while also fostering a deeper appreciation for the natural world and our role in protecting it.
The Ocean Pathways program is open to high school students in the Los Angeles and New York/New Jersey areas. Applications for the program will be accepted on a rolling basis.