GloucesterlogoThe City of Gloucester celebrated the opening of Ocean Alliance’s new headquarters at the former Tarr anWonson Paint Manufactory. The site is home to Ocean Alliance’s offices,a cutting-edggreen chemistry lab, a robotics la,a community cente, and a marine mammal and ocean resource library. The Ocean Alliance situation room will also feature live video feeds from marine research projects across the world.

Ocean Alliance robotics display Photo:  Donna Ardizzoni

Ocean-Alliance-Robotics-Display-Courtesy-Donna-Ardizzoni-2013

Ocean Alliance’s oceanographic research and education center will support new generations of New England and Gloucester men anwomen who rely on the sea for sustenance,said Iain Kerr, CEOof Ocean Alliance.

Gloucester Mayor Carolyn A.Kirrepresented the City at a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating  the opening of Ocean Alliance’s first restored building.The City is prouto celebrate the restoration of this historic site,saiMayor Kirk.OceaAlliance’s new headquarters will advance the community’s vision for a diversifieworkinwaterfront.

Ocean Alliance has invested more than $3.25 million in the restoration of the sitewhich it purchased with the help ofa grant from the AnnenberFoundationIn the years to come,a total of five buildings will be restored. The facility has been closed and in decafor more than 30 years. Ocean Alliance strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research anpublic education. OceaAlliance works with scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policymakers, and the general public on wise stewardship o the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations,anpromote ocean and human health.

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