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  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Jens is an assistant professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM). As part of the COASTMOVE project, he works on the DYNAMO global agent-based model which simulates adaptation and migration decisions of the coastal population in response to sea level rise. Furthermore, he develops the large-scale agent-based model GEB, which is dynamically coupled to the hydrological model CWatM (IIASA). Both models are based on his newly developed package for computational efficient ABMs honeybees.

He also works as a research scholar at IIASA where he similarly works on large-scale agent-based modelling of farmer behaviour, as co-PI of the fairSTREAM project. Here, he also contributes to the development of CWatM.

Dr. de Bruijn holds a doctoral degree from the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the VU University Amsterdam on the analysis of disaster-related social media, flood detection and disaster response. In this role, he also developed the Global Flood Monitor. Previously, he also worked as a data scientist at FloodTags and as a consultant for the World Bank to support rapid damage assessments (GRADE).


Hydrological modelling, human behaviour, integrated modelling, geostatistics, social media analysis, natural hazards, risk assessments.

Personal information

2020: PhD "Natural Hazards in a Digital World", Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

2015: Master’s degree Earth Surface and Water, Utrecht University (UU), Utrecht.

2012: Bachelor’s degree Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam.


Ancillary activities

  • IIASA | Laxenburg | Medewerker | 2020-02-01 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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