John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and leading expert on sea level rise. His broad marine science background coupled with expeditions under the polar ice cap, deep dives in research submarines and explorations in Greenland and Antarctica, allow him to see the big picture on climate change and look ahead to the large-scale financial and societal impacts of rising sea levels.
He brings the diverse points of view of an industry scientist, entrepreneur and CEO to this real-world issue. For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private sector and the non-profit arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers.
As the Founder of the Rising Seas Group, Englander works with businesses, government agencies and communities to understand the financial risks of sea level rise and the need for “intelligent adaptation”.
His bestselling book, High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, clearly explains the science of sea level rise, the impending devastating economic impacts and the opportunity to design for a more resilient future.
Englander is a sought after keynote speaker. His recent media appearances include MSNBC, Fox Business Channel, Al Jazeera America, National Public Radio (NPR), Fusion (ABC), PBS, CCTV and SkyNews TV-UK. He has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. John Englander is also a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and The Explorers Club and a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Union of Concerned Scientists.