About us

Who we are

We are world experts in environmental data analysis and interpretation. Aether is at the forefront of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality emissions calculation and review, in international, national and local authority markets. We are respected internationally for our niche expertise in this area.  We have offices in Oxford and Madrid.

What we do

Our talented team of consultants use their knowledge and experience of sourcing, analysing and interpreting complex environmental data to create bespoke data analysis systems for governments, local authorities, international organisations and property developers.  

Markets

We serve a variety of markets

National
Governments

Emissions inventory compilation, reporting and development

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Cities & Local
Authorities

Carbon emissions and air quality action planning

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International
Organisations

Emissions inventory reviews, training and data analysis

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Property
Developers

Air quality assessments and air pollution monitoring

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Case studies

Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Colombia GHG inventory review - IPPU and energy

On the road towards submitting its third national communication, Colombia needed to ensure the quality of its national GHG inventory.

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Category: Cities and local authorities, Policies and measures

Oxford sustainability index

Aether was appointed to perform a Green City Analysis for Oxford City, comparing the city’s performance with other cities.

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Category: Cities and local authorities, Emission Inventories, Policies and measures

North East Scotland sustainable energy action plan

Aether is the lead consultant for the development of the North East Scotland Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) encompassing the local authorities (LAs) of Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Angus and Moray.

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Category: Construction and property developers

Residential AQA, Westbourne Park in London

Aether was commissioned to undertake an air quality assessment, air quality neutral assessment and construction dust assessment for a proposed large residential development on Edenham Way in Westbourne Park in London.

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Category: Construction and property developers

Industrial air quality assessment

Aether was commissioned by Ballymore to undertake an air quality assessment for a proposed energy centre in phase 2 of the development at Royal Wharf in the London borough of Newham.

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Category: Construction and property developers

Air quality monitoring

Aether was commissioned by Berkeley Homes to undertake an air quality assessment for the proposed installation of gas fired boilers at 250 City Road.

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Barbados greenhouse gas emissions inventory

Aether worked with Engain to produce Barbados’ Second National Communications Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Irish Environmental Protection Agency

Aether supports the Irish Environmental Protection Agency with the preparation and submission of Ireland's National Emissions Inventory of Greenhouse Gases under the EU Monitoring Mechanism (EUMM, Decision 280/2004/EC) and Air Quality Pollutants under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD, Directive 2001/81/EC).

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Jamaica GHG inventory review

Aether has been working with the Jamaican Government to compile and improve their national greenhouse gas emissions inventory for their Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report.

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Our people

Meet our team

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Chris Dore

Director

Chris leads international capacity building efforts for emissions inventory development with particular expertise in air quality. He is currently the Chair of the UN/ECE’s Taskforce on Emission Inventories and Projections.

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Justin Goodwin

Director

Justin has over 20 years of hands-on practical development and improvement of Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems for greenhouse gas and other air pollutant emission, projections and mitigation actions.

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Melanie Hobson

Director

Melanie Hobson has over 15 years of experience covering a broad range of expertise across air quality pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Katie King

Director

Katie King specialises in carbon emissions accounting and spatial emissions modelling. Katie is Aether’s quality manager and is responsible for compliance with ISO9001.

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Pepa Lopez

Director

Pepa, based in our Madrid Office, works at the international level. She has over 20 years’ experience in environmental research and consultancy.

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Robert Hokin

Non-Executive Director

Considered a leading figure in UK cleantech and climate change, Robert has over 25 years in technology and finance. He joined the Aether Board in 2016 as Non-Executive Director.

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Christofer Ahlgren

Consultant

Christofer works on local emission inventories, developing Sustainable Energy Action Plans and evaluating the impact and co-benefits of emission reduction measures.

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Rosie Brook

Consultant

Rosie undertakes air quality assessments for property developers and data analysis and reporting for the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change Mitigation. She has skills in database analysis and GIS.

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Richard Claxton

Senior Consultant

Richard is a senior consultant with experience in emission inventory compilation and is a qualified greenhouse gas inventory reviewer under the UNFCCC (waste sector and generalist).

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Gabi Colling

Office Manager

Gabi is the Office Manager at Aether. She has over 20 years’ experience in operations and customer service management.

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Ryan Glancy

Principal Consultant

Since 2007 Ryan has worked on a wide range of energy efficiency issues. Ryan leads our work with cities, to develop strategies to reduce GHG emissions and inspire sustainable, liveable municipalities.

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Kathryn Hampshire

Consultant

Kathryn is a consultant with experience in compiling emission inventories for the UK Devolved Administrations, the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and in Ireland.

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Susanna Hayes

Office Administrator

Susanna is the Office Administrator. She supports our team with travel arrangements, project administration, financial administration and generally keeping us organised.

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Alison Pridmore

Principal Consultant

Alison has over fifteen years' experience relating to transport and sustainable development. Alison’s specialism is transport issues relating to climate change and air quality.

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Emma Salisbury

Senior Consultant

Emma has broad experience in emission inventory compilation, national systems support and capacity building. Emma is a highly proficient project manager with international experience.

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Beatriz Sanchez

Consultant

Beatriz is a specialist in agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) and air quality and GHG emissions, and is a qualified UNFCCC expert reviewer for the Agriculture sector.

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Harry Smith

Consultant

Harry joined Aether in 2016 and has been involved in analysing carbon emissions data for Aberdeenshire Council and compiling the inventory for the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

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Tim Williamson

Principal Consultant

Tim’s main expertise is in finding pragmatic, evidence based solutions to environmental problems. Most of his career has been spent at the evidence-policy interface in local and national government and at a respected NGO.

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Katrina Young

Consultant

Katrina focuses on the interpretation and analysis of environmental datasets. This includes GHG and AQ emissions inventories, policies and measures for emissions reductions, and data visualisations.

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News

Latest news

Posted on: 01 December 2016

Alison receives her PhD!

We are delighted to announce that Aether has gained another doctor.

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Posted on: 16 November 2016

Supporting improvement of EU countries greenhouse gas projections

Aether is working with ICF, IIASA and E4SMA to assist up to ten European Member States in developing and improving their national greenhouse gas emission projections.

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Posted on: 08 November 2016

UK air quality plans back to the drawing board

On 2 November, the High Court in London ruled in favour of activist legal group Client Earth in its challenge to the UK Government’s Air Quality Plan.

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Posted on: 28 October 2016

QA/QC systems for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Aether will be working with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to develop a quality assurance and quality control system.

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Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it...

“It has been a pleasure to work with Chris Dore and Richard Claxton from Aether: they did their job in a very professional and timely manner. The workshop was organized and carried out in a cooperative spirit; the information provided to the workshop participants was complete and clear.”

Alina Novikova, UN/ECE Secretariat

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional. Where there were problems, they provided solutions. The team were working to very short time scales but were able to deliver a high quality piece of work within the specified time frame.”

Sefton Council - for the Merseyside Atmospheric Emissions Inventory

“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

“An extremely useful and informative piece of work.”

Samantha Baker, DECC

Clients

Defra EEA Keep Scotland Beautiful Kier States of Jersey TFEIP Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeen City Council Bowmer & Kirkland Environment Agency of Iceland Weston Homes Oxfordshire CC Berkeley Oxford City Council

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