Products

Improve data transparency and engagement

Aether provides product based solutions for stakeholder engagement as well as data collection, processing analysis and presentation.  These products complement our consultancy services and enable our customers to complete tasks faster, with fewer resources but without loss of quality.  Our products enable our customers to improve transparency and documentation with minimal additional effort.  Aether’s products also help our customers engage with wider stakeholders and enhance learning to help maintain sustainable, motivated teams. 

Data visualisation

Aether recognises that decision makers and wider stakeholders do not have the time to analyse detailed complex datasets.  Aether’s data visualisation products enable our customers to make their data engaging to a wide range of decision makers and stakeholders.  We produce dynamic interactive online graphics or static data visualisation solutions. 

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Quality Tools

Quality assurance and quality control activities require additional skills and resources.  These activities are essential for sustainable transparent systems but often add burden and time to data processing tasks.  Aether has developed the Q-Comments tool to help reduce this burden.

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Knowledge sharing platforms

Aether develops custom knowledge sharing platforms to enhance customer capacity building and knowledge sharing activities.  Aether’s systems assist groups of experts to collaborate, build and share knowledge, share experiences, good practice and lessons learned.  The systems are secure, online and flexible.  Aether’s success is down to its ability to develop, customise and administer the systems functionality to fit with the content.  This provides flexible solutions that can evolve and adapt to customer needs.  As Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas domain experts Aether can provide expertise and motivation needed within the system to ensure it meets customer needs.

MRV system portals

Aether offers tailored secure online portals for managing information.  This information is often associated with Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems for air pollution, greenhouse gases but also other climate change adaptation and mitigation data management.

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TRACE

The TRACE Dashboard has been created by Aether to provide Local Authorities with an intuitive and user-friendly interface to explore their area-wide carbon dioxide emission estimates.   The TRACE tool behind this dashboard has been developed to provide local authorities and regions with future emissions scenario analysis, assessment of carbon savings from local actions and it can include integration of regional and national climate strategies.

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Stakeholder workshops

Aether’s stakeholder engagement process to allows our project teams to understand the specific needs and drivers of any given project and to collect, compile and prioritise key elements for action.   We use engaging workshop techniques to encourage input and feedback.

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Mayors Sustainable Development Indicators

The Mayors’ Sustainable Development Indicators service allows municipalities to measure their progress over time, and benchmark themselves to other comparable municipalities across the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The service reflects municipalities' performance across various themes like climate change, equality, and well-being.

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Case studies

Category: Cities and local authorities

City of London Air Quality Data Visualisation

Aether developed an online, interactive data visualisation for the City of London that could be used by policy makers and the general public to explore data and information on air quality. Topics covered include air pollutant emissions, bus fleet emission control technologies and the health impacts of air pollution.

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Category: Cities and local authorities

Surrey Air Quality for Schools Programme

Aether, in partnership with London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), Surrey Air Alliance and Surrey County Council, has helped to create and implement a Cleaner Air for Schools Programme in Surrey.

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Category: National governments, Policies and measures, Transparency

Montenegro Climate Change Action MRV System

In cooperation with UNDP through the GEF funded project “Development of Montenegro’s Second BUR”, Aether has been supporting Montenegro in developing a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system for its climate change mitigation and adaptation actions.

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories, Products, Transparency

Tanzania GHG Inventory, Projections and National System (MRV Portal)

Aether worked with the Vice President’s Office of the United Republic of Tanzania to develop an historical and projected GHG inventory and a sustainable national inventory system. The project delivered a tailored version of our innovative MRV portal. It was guided by high levels of stakeholder consultation and provided training to Tanzanian experts at two workshops.

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Category: International organisations, Emission inventories, Policies and measures

Support to the European Environment Agency

Aether has been providing support to the European Environment Agency under the European Topic Centre of Air and Climate Mitigation since 2014.

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Category: National governments, Policies and measures

Luxembourg Climate Action: Stakeholder engagement and reporting Portal

Aether developed an innovative online platform, or Portal, for gathering, analysing and reporting Luxembourg’s climate policies and measures. The Portal acts as a central point for stakeholder engagement and keeps a live master list of national climate actions, with associated impact and cost analysis.

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Testimonials

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Engaging Aether to support us to develop the first GHG Inventory System and first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the United Republic of Tanzania has been a rewarding experience due to their high level of professionalism, creativity, timeliness and value for money. We will definitely consider Aether in our future initiatives.”

Abbas Kitogo, Programme Specialist Energy and Climate Change, UNDP Tanzania

“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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“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

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