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John Englander



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 allow him to see the big picture of sea level rise and its societal impacts. For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private and non-profit sectors, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The International SeaKeepers and The Cousteau Society. Today, Mr. Englander works with businesses, governmental agencies and communities to understand the financial risks of increased flooding due to rising seas, extreme tides, and severe storms, advocating for “intelligent adaptation”. He is also the founder of the new nonprofit, the International Sea Level Institute. His acclaimed 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. Mr. Englander is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine Sciences – UC Santa Cruz and a member of several professional societies. Englander holds dual degrees in Geology and Economics from Dickenson College.