Environmental Research & Assessment (ERA) was established in 1998 by Dr Colin Harris to assist international clients meet their obligations through provision of specialist environmental planning and policy advice, technical publications and reports, map products and information resources. Products are based on high-quality research and in-depth knowledge of environmental issues. ERA has special expertise and considerable field experience in polar and African environmental issues, and many of the principles and techniques are readily transferrable and can be applied in other contexts.

ERA maintains close links with specialists in government, industry, universities and environmental institutions worldwide. These links, coupled with access to outstanding environmental library and research resources, enable ERA to keep abreast of current issues and emerging trends. ERA is a small company highly responsive to client needs. Since ERA was established the company has appointed expert staff and engaged specialist subconsultants to provide a well-targeted, efficient and adaptable service of the highest quality. ERA currently has two full-time and one part-time Environmental & GIS Specialist staff working on polar and African projects, and an Accounts Administrator.

Colin Harris has more than 20 years experience in environmental management and GIS. He has authored numerous reports and articles dealing with polar environmental problems, advised governments and industry, and co-edited the book Antarctica and global climatic change. Colin was a Senior Associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, from 2001-06.
Colin Harris - CV (pdf 44KB)

Katharina Lorenz has a degree in GIS & Cartography from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. She completed a glacier mapping project in the Everest region of Nepal using GPS and radar, and set up a practical GIS to assist coffee growers manage their crops near Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Katharina plays a key role in ERA's GIS analysis and map production work. Katharina became an ESRI "ArcGIS Desktop Associate" in November 2012 and an ESRI "ArcGIS Desktop Professional" in April 2013.
Katharina Lorenz - CV (pdf 63KB)

Victoria Cooper joined ERA in June 2016 as our Accounts Administrator. Victoria has more than 20 years experience, is qualified with the AAT, and runs her own accountancy practice Redshoes Accounting Services

ERA has adopted policies (2MB) on Quality, Environment, Ethics, Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety. All ERA employees are required to subscribe to the policies. ERA strives to maintain these standards in all its operations and reviews the policies annually to ensure they remain current and relevant. ERA works in an international context in accordance with best professional practice.

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