Bio: John Englander

In cased you missed it, here is John Englander’s talk with the LWVPBC:

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 a scientist, entrepreneur and CEO.

For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private sector and the nonprofit 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 to understand, plan and adapt to the financial risks of rising sea levels.

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 financial impacts and the “intelligent adaptation” that all businesses and coastal communities must consider today. 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 now to plan and adapt for a more resilient future.

Mr. Englander is a sought after keynote speaker. His recent media appearances include MSNBC, ABC, Fox Business Channel, The Weather Channel, PBS, CCTV (China), 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.

Please contact John Englander for more information.


Career Snapshots

Present: President – Rising Seas Group

2015 – Present: Research Fellow – Institute of Marine Sciences – UC-Santa Cruz

2009 – Present: Fellow – Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science, and Technology (Imarest)

2009 – 2012: Advisor and Consultant – Global Environment & Technology Foundation

2004 – 2009: CEO – The International Seakeepers Society

1997 – 2004: President – Englander and Associates: Marine and Resort 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; and is a PADI certified master scuba instructor. John is also an instrument rated multi-engine pilot with over 3,000 logged hours.