John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and sea level rise expert. His broad marine science background coupled with degrees in geology and economics allows him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the large-scale financial and societal impacts, particularly as they relate to sea level rise. 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 sector and the non-profit arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers Society. As the Founder of the Rising Seas Group, he works with businesses, government agencies, and communities helping them understand the financial risks of sea level rise.
His best selling book, High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, clearly explains the science behind sea level rise, the impending devastating economic impacts and the "intelligent adaptation" that all businesses and coastal communities must consider today.
Mr. Englander is a sought after keynote speaker. His recent media appearances include MSNBC, Fox Business Channel, Al Jazeera America, ABC, CCTV, National Public Radio (NPR), and SkyNews TV-UK. He has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Publisher’s Weekly.
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Present: President - Rising Seas Group
2009 - Present: Fellow - Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science, and Technology (Imarest)
2009 - Present: Special Advisor on Climate - Friends of the United Nations
2009 - 2012: Advisor and Consultant - Global Environment & Technology Foundation
2004 - 2009: CEO - The International Seakeepers Society
1997 - 2004: President - Englander and Associates: Marine and Travel Infrastructure Consulting
1997 - 1997: CEO - The Cousteau Society
1995 - 1997: Chairman - Ocean Futures
1987 - 1996: President - The Dolphin Experience
1974 - 1996: CEO, Owner - The Underwater Explorers Society
Noteworthy - John is a member of several prestigious organizations including: The Explorers Club (he carried their flag on a diving expedition under the High Arctic Ice Cap in 1985), American Geophysical Union, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Marine Technology Society. He has logged over 5,000 SCUBA dives; served as President of NAUI Worldwide; as well as a PADI certified master scuba instructor. John is also an instrument rated multi-engine pilot with over 3,000 logged hours.