London & South of England Evening Meeting – Rising Seas – The Case for Moving to Higher Ground
Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9BU
12 November, 2019
Rising Seas – The Case for Moving to Higher Ground
Accelerating sea level rise adds a special element to flooding, in the U.K. and globally. Oceanographer John Englander explains why the rate of rising seas will likely increase exponentially. In very clear language he makes the case why we should be Moving to Higher Ground—the title of his next book coming out in 2020.
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.
For over thirty years, he has been a leader in 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 risks of increased flooding due to rising seas, extreme tides, and severe storms, advocating for “intelligent adaptation”. He is also the founder of the non-profit, Rising Seas Institute, formerly known as the International Sea Level Institute.
His best selling 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.
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.
Registration from 1730, presentation starts at 1800, refreshments & networking to follow
* A Certificate of Attendance to contribute towards your CPD is available, please select this option during booking.