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 more than 20, 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 provides 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 20 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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Jacquie Berry

Associate Director

Jacquie brings over 35 years’ experience in the energy, environmental and transport sectors. She has extensive international experience and has led major international projects in the energy and environment sectors.

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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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Natalia Choroba

Office Manager

Natalia is Aether's Office Manager. She supports the company accounting processes and project administration and organises company events.

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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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Lucy Garland

Consultant

Lucy's main focus is on emissions reporting for large point sources, including reporting requirements and data flows. Lucy also has experience of biomass fuel quality analysis.

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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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Kathryn Hampshire

Consultant

Kathryn specialises in data visualisation, environmental data analysis and calculation of emissions inventories. She also creates online solutions for Monitoring, Reporting Verification systems.

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Georgina Mansell

Consultant

Georgina has a broad background in science and is applying her analytical skills to a range of projects at Aether. She has experience using programming languages to visualise data and extract meaningful insights.

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Kirsten May

Consultant

Kirsten is a consultant with experience in inventory compilation and the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gases and air quality pollutants.

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Laurence Opie

Consultant

Laurence specialises in implementation of Transparency under the Paris Agreement and leads on revising industrial emissions reporting across the EU.

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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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Justine Raoult

Consultant

Justine supports a variety of projects for Aether including secretariat support for the UN/ECE’s Taskforce on Emission Inventories and Projections. She is skilled in data visualisation software such as Tableau, in addition to data analysis using R.

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Emma Salisbury

Senior Consultant

Emma Salisbury has extensive experience in national and international MRV and climate change mitigation, and project management. She provides capacity building support to countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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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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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 and air pollution 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

Principal Consultants

Aether has vacancies for Principal Consultants specialising in Climate Change MRV and Transport emissions.

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Assistant Consultant

We are looking for highly numerate, pro-active graduates, with environmental knowledge and a passion for skill development and continued learning.

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Testimonials

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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“Both the face-to-face training and the online version have been of high quality, with dynamic methods and a practical orientation that have allowed students to reach a solid knowledge base. The products have been delivered within the stipulated deadlines with an excellent quality and the team has always shown willingness to make adjustments according to the requirements of CONAF. We are very satisfied with the work. ”

Javier Cano Martín, Professional Unit for Climate Change and Environmental Services, CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), Chile

“It is always an absolute pleasure working with Aether. I always know what is expected of me. Their work ethic is of a very high standard and projects are always handled in a very professional manner. I have learnt many skills in terms of project management, quality control and workshop training styles from Aether and I hope to carry these principles forward in my own work. I look forward to collaborating with Aether more in the future.”

Luanne Stevens, Gondwana

“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

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

“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

“I must congratulate each of you for your professional and tireless efforts. Let me point out that this has been the 'neatest' in-country review expert review team I have coordinated, and it has been a real pleasure.”

UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

“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

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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