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Elco Koks has been employed at the Institute of Environmental Studies (IVM) since February 2012. He is currently Assistant Professor within the Water and Climate Risk group, where his research focuses on flood risk, disaster impact modelling, critical infrastructure and extreme weather.

Over the past years he has worked on several projects related to disaster impact modelling, climate change and economics in the context of national (ITRC-MISTRAL (UK), Knowledge for Climate in (NL)) and EU research projects (WISC, ENHANCE and TURAS). Besides, he has worked on climate adaptation programs in the port of Rotterdam (Waterveiligheid Botlek) and Amsterdam (Waterbestendig Westpoort).

One of his specialties is the modelling of the economy-wide consequences of disasters on both a regional and interregional level, focusing on industrial impacts and infrastructure systems. One of the key elements in his research is to integrate natural disaster models with macroeconomic impact models. He has developed various disaster impact models myself, of which several are publicly available through GitHub (https://github.com/ElcoK). 

GIS, flood risk management and flood damage modelling, input-output modelling, supply-use models, optimization, OpenStreetMap, (spatial) economic analysis, network analysis, python. 


2016: PhD Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2011: MSc STREEM (Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2010: BSc Earth and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Ancillary activities

  • Universiteit van Oxford | Oxford | Medewerker | 2019-02-01 - present

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Research Output 2012 2020

Hard or soft flood adaptation? Advantages of a hybrid strategy for Shanghai

Du, S., Scussolini, P., Ward, P., Zhang, M., Wen, J., Wang, L., Koks, E., Diaz Loaiza, M. A., Gao, J., Ke, Q. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 2020, In : Global Environmental Change. 61, 102037.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Predictive mapping of the global power system using open data

Arderne, C., Zorn, C., Nicolas, C. & Koks, E. E., 15 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Data. 7, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 19.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
global power
open system
Open systems
Power System

A global multi-hazard risk analysis of road and railway infrastructure assets

Koks, E. E., Rozenberg, J., Zorn, C., Tariverdi, M., Vousdoukas, M., Fraser, S. A., Hall, J. W. & Hallegatte, S., 25 Jun 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, p. 1-11 11 p., 2677.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Risk analysis

Building asset value mapping in support of flood risk assessments: A case study of Shanghai, China

Wu, J., Ye, M., Wang, X. & Koks, E., 14 Feb 2019, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 11, 4, p. 1-19 19 p., 971.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Risk assessment
risk assessment
natural disaster

Multiregional disaster impact models: Recent advances and comparison of outcomes

Koks, E., Pant, R., Husby, T., Többen, J. & Oosterhaven, J., 2019, Advances in Spatial and Economic Modeling of Disaster Impacts. Okuyama, Y. & Rose, A. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 191-218 28 p. (Advances in Spatial Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

input-output model
impact analysis

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Development and sensitivity analysis of an indirect risk model for the port of Rotterdam

E.E. Koks (Speaker), M. Bockarjova (Speaker), H. de Moel (Speaker), J.C.J.H. Aerts (Speaker)
10 Dec 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic