Chair of Advisory Board
Professor Peter Wadhams
Peter Wadhams ScD, is Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. He is best known for his work on sea ice. He is credited with alerting the world to the full extent of sea ice melt, being the first to measure the ice from beneath aboard British Navy submarines in the 1970’s. Until the end of 2012, Professor Wadhams was on the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency. In 1990 he received the Italgas Prize for Environmental Sciences and had also been awarded the Polar Medal (UK) and the W. S. Bruce Prize of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a Visiting Professor at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, and a member of the Finnish Academy
Alice Rogoff is Publisher and Owner of ArcticToday.com. From 1985 to 1997, she was Chief Financial Officer of US News and World Report. She served at The Washington Post Co. as assistant to publisher Donald Graham, and she was the creator of the Post’s National Weekly Edition. Earlier in her career, she served in President Jimmy Carter’s administration as special assistant to Director of the US Office of Management and Budget. Alice is also the founder of Arctic Imperative, a lecture series dedicated to raising awareness of circumpolar north issues. She is the former publisher and owner of Alaska Dispatch, and co-founder of a number of other organisations, including the Alaska Native Arts Foundation.
Dr Dwayne Menezes
Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes is the Founder and Managing Director of Polar Research and Policy Initiative. Dr Menezes has long pursued a career at the intersection of academia, policy, social entrepreneurship and the arts. His many senior policy roles include serving as Consultant to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. He is Vice-President of Arctic Today, the world’s foremost media outlet covering the circumpolar North. In addition to his other roles, Dr. Menezes currently serves on the All-Party-Parliamentary Group for Greenland at the UK parliament.
John Englander is the leading global authority on sea level rise. He is an author, oceanographer, scuba diver and climate consultant. He was the CEO of the Cousteau Society beginning in 1997 after meeting Jacques Cousteau, until Cousteau's death. John 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) and a Fellow of the Explorers Club (he carried their flag on a diving expedition under the High Arctic Ice Cap in 1985).