Our First Year

27 October 2009

We are celebrating our first full year of business with a redesign to our website, providing more detail about our current work and useful links to related technical information and organisations. 

Aether has had a very successful first year, making a tremendous start towards our vision for providing excellent innovative consultancy in emissions inventory and data management.  Here are some highlights:

  • We have provided direct policy support to the UK Government through a secondment to the Defra air quality science and evidence team.
  • We have developed the new TrACE tool for Energy Saving Trust to help Local Authorities track progress on reducing community carbon emissions. 
  • We also continue to provide expert input to the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory. 
  • We continue to be very active at the international level, chairing meetings and representing the UK on numerous occasions. We have also provided emissions inventory expertise to the Turkish Government and have lead international review teams on both air quality emissions and progress towards Kyoto targets.
  • We have established a base at the Milton Park Innovation Centre, in a new building with renewable energy supplies and rainwater harvesting.

So we are looking forward to another stimulating year in which climate change continues to dominate headlines and air quality issues are increasingly important in our cities.

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Testimonial

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

“Professional team and very collaborative communication. Effective result in terms of suggestions for improvement in the quality of the inventory and proposals on how to streamline specific topics.”

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

“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

“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“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. 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

“A heartfelt thank you to all the Aether team for this very comprehensive review – this is certainly turning out to be one of the most beneficial capacity building projects I have ever been involved in.”

Saviour Vassallo, Senior Environment Protection Officer, Malta Resources Authority

“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

“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

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