Board of Directors

Robert W. Corell, Ph.D. - Chairman of the Board
Robert "Bob" Corell is a globally recognized scientist with particular expertise on climate change, sea level rise and the polar regions. Currently, he is a Principal with the Global Environment and Technology Foundation and continues to serve on many senior science and policy level advisory groups internationally. He serves as a program leader and scientific advisor to the eight-nation Arctic Council on climate change.

For thirteen years Corell was Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he was responsible for all research and education programs in the Geosciences. Corell has served as a senior climate change advisor to the White House for both Republican and Democratic administrations starting with President Ronald Reagan.

An oceanographer and engineer with Ph.D. degrees from MIT, and Case Western Reserve, he has had appointments at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Washington, Case Western Reserve University and the University of New Hampshire. Corell also served as Senior Research Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He was recognized with the other scientists for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

John Englander - Executive Director
John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and leading expert on sea level rise. He brings the diverse points of view of an industry scientist, entrepreneur and CEO. For over thirty 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 a consultant, Englander works with businesses, government agencies and communities to understand the financial risks of sea level rise and the need for "intelligent adaptation". Recent briefings on planning for the impacts of sea level rise on long-term national security include the US Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, and the US Congress.

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. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), a Fellow of the Explorers Club, 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 Dickinson College. Visit to find out more.

J. Mark Grosvenor
Entrepreneur, Real estate developer, CEO of Grosvenor Industries; former Chairman of the International SeaKeepers Society.

We can adapt.
We can innovate.
We can rise with the tide.