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EarthSense: A Successful 2018 & Exciting Times Ahead

Managing Director Tom Hall reflects on business in 2018 and outlines plans for 2019 in an exclusive EarthSense blog.

EarthSense Managing Director Tom Hall
EarthSense Managing Director, Thomas Hall

Welcome, 2019!

I’d first like to start by wishing you all a Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support throughout what has been a successful 2018 for us all at EarthSense.

2018 Highlights

Our team grew significantly in 2018 and I’m exceptionally pleased at how well everyone has come together and contributed to the success.

Due to the positive attitudes and individual efforts our credibility within the marketplace remains strong and the interest in our products and services continues to grow.

The Zephyr® has been a topic of much discussion. In 2017 we had a single unit deployed which was built in-house with limited ways to access the data.

Our units are now built using a local manufacturer enabling significant scalability, we have over 100 units deployed with a good variety of customers, and a web front end so our customers can access all the information when they need it.

First Delivery of Volume Production Zephyr® Sensors

Exposure of the Zephyr® sensor has been on the rise since the initial airing of the BBC programme ‘Fighting for Air’ and community action groups including Little Ninja and Happy Crocodile have embraced the Zephyr® as the small from air quality sensor of choice for driving behavioural change.

Dr. Xand van Tulleken - Filming for BBC Fighting for Air & Happy Crocodile founder, Anne Brammall with Brookside Primary School students and headteacher, Gary Kenny with the Zephyr® sensor.

Our first commercial customers for MappAir® were secured and we have several near real time models now running, including a global one. We’ve successfully seen the integration of real time Zephyr® data, traffic data from a number of sources and successfully demonstrated projects with Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) and Innovate UK in addition to bringing in longer term partners who are utilising national air quality data in various products.

Global MappAir NO2 Concentrations

We promoted our wares at several exhibitions which proved a great opportunity for EarthSense to show how far we’d come and demonstrate the polish of our products and services. We’ve dealt with significant interest from various companies discussing creative ways to integrate our technologies.

These are significant milestones to have achieved and I’m proud of what was delivered in 2018.

EarthSense at the CityX Conference, September 2018

EarthSense at the Air Quality & Emissions Show 2018
EarthSense at the Air Quality & Emissions Show, November 2018

Exciting Times Ahead…

2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year! We continue to build on work delivered to our customers, new and old. Our customers have healthy ambitions to improve air quality and we’re working to ensure they have access to the most cutting-edge data and information to achieve this.

Our data products are perfect for mass market, and with international partners in UK, Germany, Italy and Kenya already working with us, there’s a global appetite for EarthSense air pollution data. Our challenge going into 2019 will be continuing to build the team to deliver on ambitious product road-maps and ensuring that air quality data and forecasting is easily accessible to all our customers for any country worldwide.

I am thrilled to be leading the company through its strategic growth plan and we encourage systems integrators, local councils and anyone working in the environmental health sector to get in touch to exchange ideas and work together to meet global clean air goals - let’s optimise the way we visualise, interpret and mitigate air pollution, and improve the lives of the millions.

Get in touch with us today at or call 0116 296 7460.

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