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 local carbon emissions accounting and net zero action planning. 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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Jonny Riggall

Associate Director

Jonny develops climate change mitigation and adaption strategies across a broad spectrum of sectors. He has skills in whole systems thinking, science communication and change management.

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Mark Gibbs

Associate Director

Mark is an expert in industrial emissions reporting, providing technical consultancy to national and international agencies. He also specialises in rail emission modelling, providing analysis for RSSB as well as rail operators.

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Rob Moncreiff

General Manager

Rob supports the whole organisation to ensure Aether is delivering the best possible service to clients around the world. Looking externally to keep Aether at the forefront of industry developments, and internally to ensure the organisation has a strong platform for growth.

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Bailey Barnett

Head of Bid and Bidding Strategy

Bailey leads the business development team. He is responsible for finding and responding to prospects and bidding opportunities both within the UK and internationally, in the Environment and Climate Change Sector.

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Richard Claxton

Principal Consultant

Richard leads teams on the improvement of national level climate change and air pollutant reporting, policies and measures.

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Kathryn Hampshire

Principal Consultant

Kathryn has experience in creating and improving systems for MRV and transparency of climate and air pollution action. She also has experience in analysis of the wider impacts of climate action, and calculation of emissions inventories, and specialises in data visualisation.

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Kirsten May

Principal 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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Richard German

Principal 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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Ana Gomes

Principal Consultant

Ana is an environmental professional with extensive experience carrying out air quality Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for large mix-use development schemes, major infrastructure projects, industrial and energy planning and permitting within the UK and overseas.

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Marcus Jones

Principal Consultant

Marcus specialises in sustainable transport and decarbonisation of the transport system, and is experienced in the analysis of fuel, energy consumption and environmental impacts of different modes and vehicles.

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Beatriz Sanchez

Principal 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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Jennifer Kaczmarski

Senior Consultant

Jennifer works directly with customers to build emission reduction projects, organisational capacity building and emission reduction reporting and monitoring.

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Holly Zhang

Senior Consultant

Holly manages international projects that support countries with climate reporting under the Paris Agreement and is experienced in detailed emissions modelling.

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Roxy Cottey

Senior Consultant

Roxy supports capacity building projects to help countries meet the reporting requirements of the Paris Agreement. She also provides climate advisory to businesses on transparency in GHG reporting.

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James Sammut

Consultant

James specialises in data modelling, analysis and visualisation, and has experience in the development of GHG inventory compilation methods, MRV systems and economic analysis.

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Courtney Szanto

Consultant

Courtney has experience in greenhouse gas and air quality inventory compilation, data visualisation, and is a part of the industrial emissions team.

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Annie Thornton

Consultant

Annie has experience across a range of areas including national emission inventory compilation, local authority carbon baseline assessment and air quality assessments.

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Lewis Blannin

Consultant

Lewis supports the development of efficient systems to analyse data and communicate findings through visualisations. He is proficient with coding languages such as R and GIS software such as QGIS.

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Jill Mitchell

Consultant

Jill has developed experience in greenhouse gas and air quality inventory compilation, data visualisation and is part of the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) team.

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Kieran Lee

Rail Modeller

Kieran works in the rail sector, helping quantify emissions and evaluate mitigation measures. He has experience programming and undertaking statistical analysis.

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Aidan James

Assistant Consultant

Aidan works to improve the collection, evaluation, and communication of environmental data, particularly in relation to the Paris Agreement. Aidan has skills in data analysis, UNFCC reporting and public speaking.

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Alex Batchelor

Assistant Consultant

Alex is gaining experience in the development of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, and supports on the compilation of air quality and greenhouse gas emission inventories.

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Yuchen Gu

Assistant Consultant

Yuchen has experience in greenhouse gas and air quality compilation, data analysis and coding. She is part of the Policies and Measures (PaMs) team and International Development team at Aether. She has skills in R and Python.

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Natalia Segiet

Office Manager

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

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Evelyn Cook

Finance & Operations Officer

Evelyn is the Finance & Operations Officer at Aether. She supports the company accounting processes and provides administration of project information.

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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.

Disability Confident

Aether is proud to be a disability confident committed organisation (Level 1) and we are currently working towards gaining our Level 2 certification. As members of the scheme, Aether will ensure that any applicant who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is eligible to request that their application be considered for a guaranteed interview for any role, providing the applicant meets the essential role criteria set out in the job description. Click here for further information on our commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. 

SME Climate Hub

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.

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.

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.

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

Assistant Consultant

Vacancy for Assistant Consultants

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Rail Energy & Emissions Modeller

Vacancy for Rail Energy & Emissions Modeller

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Land use and Forestry Specialist

Vacancy for Land use and Forestry Specialist

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Senior Sustainability Consultant

Vacancy for a Senior Sustainability Consultant.

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Bid Administrator

Vacancy for Bid Administrator

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Testimonials

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

“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

“Saint Lucia embraces the professional approach with which this project was undertaken by Aether, particularly their ability to develop mentorship relations with local government experts. This provides a basis for ensuring that the pool of local experts remain engaged and recognized over successive processes.”

Annette Rattigan-Leo, Chief Sustainable Development and Environment Officer

“Aether was a great asset in involving/engaging with Member States experts on highly technical subjects regarding GHG reporting. Very clear communication of issues and results.”

Andreas Pilzecker, DG CLIMA

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“The professional service provided by your company was of very high quality and completed within agreed timelines.”

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“The support provided by Aether for this project was especially remarkable considering the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tools and methods used in order to engage local stakeholders really added value to the capacity building of the national team.”

Shanna Emmanuel, Saint Lucia BUR Project Coordinator

“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

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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