About us

We are world experts in environmental data analysis and interpretation. Our talented team of consultants use their knowledge and experience of sourcing, analysing and interpreting complex environmental data to create bespoke data analysis systems.  We provide solutions for governments, local authorities, international organisations and property developers.  

Overview

Who we are & what we do

Aether provides consultancy in air quality and climate change emissions inventories, forecasting and policy analysis. We also provide air quality assessments for property developers.

Aether was founded in 2008 by senior members of the UK’s national emission inventory team. The initial team of four has now grown to 19, based in Oxford.

By transforming complex emissions data into robust emissions inventories we can deliver demonstrable environmental intelligence that can be used to inform policy decisions. Policy makers are then able to make informed, evidence based, environmental and economic decisions towards helping to reach emission reduction targets.

Alongside our core business, our team can also provide guidance on how to establish a framework and the tools needed to calculate emissions inventories for future years.

Aether is at the forefront of international, national and local greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality emissions calculation and review and we are respected internationally for our niche expertise in this area. We have significant experience in providing GHG emission modelling, the development of scenarios based on national statistics, local growth projections and specific local policies and measures.

We have key sector-specific experts (energy, industry, waste and agriculture/land use) who are internationally accredited in the collection, compilation, analysis and reporting/presentation of GHG emissions. Our core skills are in compiling, manipulating and presenting environmental data and we are experts with databases, spreadsheets, infographics and GIS.

At Aether we strive to provide excellent customer service, high quality evidence based analysis, and innovation. At the same time we create an enjoyable working environment.

 

Chris Dore, Director

Values

Our mission...

Aether has a proud reputation of working with our clients in a friendly and approachable manner, producing scientifically accurate outputs of the highest quality. We strive to broaden understanding, evidence and local capacity to mitigate the impact of climate change and air quality issues.

We bring to our clients a comprehensive understanding of the causes and impacts of air emissions from a wide variety of sources and we can advise on measures and policies to control them.

We are known for building strong teams, communicating well and engaging with stakeholders. We work smart, we innovate and we lead by example.

Aether is a certified carbon neutral company. We incentivise staff to make sustainable travel choices for both business and commuting travel. Our office is in the centre of Oxford and all staff travel by bike, on foot or by public transport.

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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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 creates tools to improve the analysis of emissions data and undertakes air quality assessments for property developers. She has skills in database analysis, R and GIS.

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Richard Claxton

Senior Consultant

Richard has 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 has oversees project administration processes, staff resourcing and our quality processes. She has over 20 years’ experience in operations and customer service management.

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Richard German

Senior Consultant

Richard’s main expertise lies in developing efficient systems to manipulate and quality assure data, and in producing innovative analysis and visualisations to communicate results.

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Mark Gibbs

Principal Consultant

Mark is an expert in industrial emissions reporting. He worked for 12 years with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. Currently he supports the European Environment Agency on E-PRTR and IED reporting.

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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 has 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 supports our team with travel arrangements, project administration, financial administration and generally keeping us organised.

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Kirsten May

Consultant

Kirsten has a keen interest in geographical information systems and their application to greenhouse gas emissions and air quality data.

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Laurence Opie

Consultant

Laurence supports a variety of projects across the Aether portfolio including developing MRV systems for countries and supporting the EEA in industrial emission reporting structures

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Sophie Prew

Bid co-ordinator

Sophie supports the Aether team by co-ordinating sales activities and proposal preparation.

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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

Senior 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, compiling the inventory for the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and undertaking air quality assessments.

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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

Senior Consultant

Katrina specialises in climate policy, emission inventory compilation and analysis of environmental data. Katrina has managed UK and international projects, including the coordination of work across multiple collaborator organisations.

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Accreditations

Our accreditations

ISO 9001

Aether has been independently certified to the ISO 9001 standard for quality management.  We have chosen to adopt ISO 9001 to ensure that we provide an excellent service. We believe its implementation will enable greater customer satisfaction and facilitate continuous improvement within the company as we learn and improve the way we work.

STEM & Carbon Neutral

Aether has been awarded silver level STEM (Steps To Environmental Management). This scheme guides companies through legislation, calculation methods and mitigation options relevant to their Environmental Management System. Aether is also a certified carbon neutral company, offsetting emissions from the work space, national/international travel, and commuting, which are calculated using a tool that meets the criteria set by the Quality Assurance Scheme. Click here for more information.

Careers

Work for Aether

World experts in environmental data analysis, Aether employs a diverse team of talented individuals to transform complex emissions data into demonstrable environmental intelligence.  We work with national and local governments, international organisations and UK based companies.

Based in the heart of Oxford we are a socially responsible company that has created an exciting environment to work in. Staff are incentivised to make sustainable travel choices for both business and their daily commute, and we regularly undertake environmental community projects.

We are often looking to recruit imaginative and insightful individuals with a range of skills from data analysis and policy development to project management to join our team.

Any vacancies we currently have will be listed here. However, if there are no listings but you think that Aether is the sort of company you would like to work for, then we would be happy to hear from you. Please send your CV with a covering letter to recruit@aether-uk.com

Current Vacancies

Finance/Office Administrator

Aether is looking to recruit a Finance/Office Administrator, to start as soon as possible.

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Testimonials

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

“Aether delivered training workshops and generated learning materials for our SSN members, providing technical content in a manageable and comprehendible format. We particularly benefitted from their extensive knowledge and ability to interpret the needs of our members into the training materials.”

Jennifer Anderson, Sustainable Scotland Network

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

“An extremely useful and informative piece of work.”

Samantha Baker, DECC

“Aether's approach to couple innovative visualisation with high expertise manpower delivered valuable insights for our inventory work.”

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“Everything went well, and the Centre on Emissions Inventories and Projections especially thank the reviewers for their excellent job.”

National Inventory Review (2009) under the LRTAP Conventionent

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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