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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

A high-resolution wind damage model for Europe

Koks, E. E. & Haer, T., 22 Apr 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 6866.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • Continental-scale mapping and analysis of 3D building structure

    Li, M., Koks, E., Taubenböck, H. & van Vliet, J., Aug 2020, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 245, p. 1-16 16 p., 111859.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

    Du, S., Scussolini, P., Ward, P. J., Zhang, M., Wen, J., Wang, L., Koks, E., Diaz-Loaiza, A., Gao, J., Ke, Q. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., Mar 2020, In : Global Environmental Change. 61, p. 1-10 10 p., 102037.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Port disruptions due to natural disasters: Insights into port and logistics resilience

    Verschuur, J., Koks, E. E. & Hall, J. W., Aug 2020, In : Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 85, p. 1-12 12 p., 102393.

    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
  • Activities

    • 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