Corporate Affiliation

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) was conceived to develop and apply robust scientific applications to reduce risk and to further the understanding of the global environment and its impact. In 1977, we received our first research grant to analyze the stratospheric ozone depletion problem, which expanded to researching the effects of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) on the Earth’s atmosphere.

Thirty years later, shortly after AER was named one of the 25 largest defense contractors in Massachusetts, we joined the Verisk Analytics Family of Companies. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data-driven analytic insights and solutions for the insurance and energy industries. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk empowers customers to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud, and make informed decisions about global issues including climate change and extreme events as well as political and ESG topics. With offices in more than 30 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit and the Verisk Newsroom.

Our association with Verisk has enabled AER to extend to more organizations worldwide our understanding of how emerging issues – such as the Earth’s atmosphere and global climate change – impact risk and risk-management strategies. 

At Verisk AER today, we use our deep understanding of weather and climate risk to uncover mitigation and operational adaptation opportunities for businesses and governments. We provide the science, technology, and expertise they need to reduce risk; contain costs; and improve outcomes for individuals, physical and financial assets, and national security missions.