Mark Gibbs Principal Consultant

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I focus on improving data flows for reporting emissions from industrial point sources

Mark Gibbs, Principal Consultant

Mark supports the efforts of the European Commission and the European Environment Agency to streamline industrial emissions reporting. He was heavily involved in the development of the new EU Registry on Industrial Sites and Integrated EPRTR/LCP dataflows, in particular ensuring compliance with the INSPIRE Directive and recent IED and E-PRTR Commission Implementing Decisions. Mark has managed projects for the European Commission to develop indicators to evaluate industrial emissions policy using E-PRTR data and to review current E-PRTR activities, pollutants, reporting thresholds and reporting guidance.

Mark has 16 years' experience in inventorying point source air emissions from industrial sources in Europe, the United States and Singapore. This includes work on developing and refining emission factors; compiling inventories; reviewing and visualising emissions data; correlation across different reporting programmes (such as the US NEI/TRI and E-PRTR/LCP reporting); evaluating growth projections and deployment of control technologies; and supporting the evaluation and development of air quality regulations at all government levels.

He leads efforts to improve rail emission estimates at the national and local scales, working with the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) on emission modelling and data processing tasks to develop a GIS mapping tool to present and analyse rail emissions in Great Britain. Mark has also used his rail expertise to develop improved emission factors for emissions versus engine notch which enable more accurate intermodal comparisons as well as a better spatial understanding of the impacts of rail emissions on local air quality. Mark is currently supporting the Department for Transport with quantifying emissions reductions potential from rail electrification for multiple future scenarios. 

Prior to joining Aether, Mark worked for 12 years with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.  His main focus while managing the collection and analysis of data for the State of Oklahoma annual air emissions inventory was on point inventories for industrial sources. His staff’s compilation of facility attributes, process rates and control configurations, as well as emission amounts, was crucial to supporting the development of air quality management policies and regulations at the state and federal levels.

Mark has fulfilled several national leadership roles in the US emission inventory community, including planning for the merging of air quality pollutant, GHG, and toxics reporting programs. He chaired the US National Oil & Gas Emissions Committee, a collaboration of public agencies to advance and improve the quality, completeness, and representativeness of oil and gas activities and related emissions. 

In addition, Mark is a passionate advocate for public transit.  He is proud to have played a part in bringing back trams to Oklahoma City after an absence of 70 years.

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Skills

  • Industrial point source emissions reporting
  • Improving data flows between different government levels
  • Enhancing QA/QC procedures throughout the emission inventory cycle
  • On-shore oil and gas area emissions inventories
  • Rail emissions and air quality modelling
  • Project management and stakeholder co-ordination

Contact me: +44 1865 261 466

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