John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and leading expert on sea level rise. His broad marine science background coupled with explorations to Greenland and Antarctica allows him to see the big picture of sea level rise and its societal impacts.
He brings the diverse points of view of an industry scientist, entrepreneur and CEO. For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private and non-profit sectors, serving as Chief Executive Officer for such noteworthy organizations as The International SeaKeepers and The Cousteau Society. The legendary Captain Jacques Cousteau tapped John to succeed him as CEO.
Today, as founder of Englander & Associates, Mr. Englander works with businesses, governmental agencies and communities to understand the financial risks of increased flooding due to the compounding effects of rising seas, extreme tides, unprecedented rainfall and storm surge, advocating for “intelligent adaptation”. He believes that along with the tremendous risks in the coming decades there will also be enormous economic opportunities that will allow us to thrive if we begin to plan and adapt now.
Recent briefings on planning for the impacts of sea level rise on long-term national security include the US Coast Guard, US Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, a Congressional House Subcommittee, the Joint Arctic Command, and the Center for Military Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
His bestselling book, High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, clearly explains the science, the impending devastating economic effects and the opportunity to design for a more resilient future. Politico listed it as one of the top 50 books to read.
John is a sought after public speaker and media expert with appearances on MSNBC, Fox Business, ABC, CBS, PBS, The Weather Channel, CCTV (China), CBC (Canada), NPR and SkyNews TV (UK). He has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Publisher’s Weekly and numerous other publications.
He is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine Sciences – UC Santa Cruz; a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), a Fellow of the Explorers Club, and a member of several professional societies. Englander holds dual degrees in Geology and Economics from Dickenson College.
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