Christophe Lienert

Dr. Christophe Lienert
Geschäftsführer LAINAT
Geschäftsstelle Lenkungsausschuss Intervention Naturgefahren LAINAT
CH-3003 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 58 469 88 42
E-mail: christophe.lienert(at)
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Additional functions:
World Meteorological (WMO), Standing Committee on Services for Disaster Risk Reduction and Public Services (SC-DRR) - Core Member

International Cartographic Association (ICA), Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management - Vice Chair

Swiss Academy of Science (scnat), Swiss Hydrological Commission (CHy) - Member

Key Publications of Christophe Lienert (up to ten) :
Lienert, C., Angly Bieri, F., Dallo, I., and Marti, M.: Improving visualization and functionality of natural hazard warnings on multi-hazard platforms, Abstr. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 5, 154,, 2022

Lienert, C., Kremers, H. (2022). Cartography for Early Warning and Crisis Management. Report on
ICC International Cartographic Conference 2021 pre-conference workshop „Disaster Risk Reduction - Progress for Cartography in the Big Data Era“ and ICC sessions. KN - Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information 72(3), pp. A35 - A39 (Springer Static)

Steeb N., Badoux A., Bialek R., Bogner K., Hug Peter D., Kellner E., Lienert C., Willemse S., Zappa M., Stähli M. (2022). Vorhersage und Warnung von Unwettern in der Schweiz: Das Zusammenwirken von Bund und Kantonen anhand von zwei Fallbeispielen im Jahr 2020. Wasser Energie Luft 114(2), pp. 98-104.

Lienert C., Angly Bieri F., Neversil B., Meier D. (2021). The public Swiss natural hazard portal for warnings and recommended behaviour. In: Proceedings of ICC 2021, 30th Intl. Cartographic Conference, Florence, Italy.

Schwere, D., Farshi D., Lienert C. (2021): Überprüfung der PQ-Beziehung der Messstationen Aargau. In: Boes, Robert (Hg.): Wasserbau-Symposium 2021. Wasserbau in Zeiten von Energiewende, Gewässerschutz und Klimawandel. Band 1. VAW Mitteilungen 262. Zürich: ETH Zürich, Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau, Hydrologie und Glaziologie. pp. 269-273

Lienert C., Meier S., Moser S. (2020). Coping and cooperation: flood-response in a federal political system – examples from Switzerland. In: Proceedings of Interpraevent 2020, Bergen, Norway, pp. 31-33

Angehrn P., Steiner S., Lienert C. (2019). The Swiss joint information platform for natural hazards. In: Proceedings of ICC 2019, 29th Intl. Cartographic Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

Lussi D., Lienert C., Huggler J., Lukes R. (2017). Environmental data acquisition, control and monitoring based on industry standards. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, 7.–9.11.2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lienert, C. (2016). A new data management infrastructure for improved analysis and real-time publication of flood events in the Canton of Aargau. In: Proceedings of Interpraevent 2016, Lucerne, Switzerland, pp. 952-959

Lienert C. (2015). Federated Databases and Data Interoperability Web-Services to Enhance Real-Time Cartography. Proceedings of ICC 2015, 27th International Cartographic Conference. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ISBN 978-85-88783-11-9

Lienert C., Meier S. (2014). Environmental Data Visualization EnVIS – Linking real-time sensor data with spatial data Infrastructures for Web-based visualization. In: Bandarova T., Konecny M., Zlatanova S. (Eds.). Thematic Cartography for the Society. Berlin: Springer, pp 293-304, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08180-9_21

Lienert C., Baer H.-R., Hurni L. (2013). GPU-Accelerated Spatial Interpolation Rendering for Web-Based Environmental Monitoring. In: Proceedings of ICC 2013, 26th International Cartographic Conference. Dresden, Germany

Lienert C. (2012). Real-Time Cartography in Operational Hydrology - Web-based, interactive data visualization for monitoring, retracing and comparing hydrological information. Saarbruecken: AV Akademikerverlag. ISBN: 978-3-8381-1722-5, 200p (purchase)

Lienert C., Jenny B., Schnabel O., Hurni L. (2012). Current trends in vector-based Internet mapping - a technical review. In: Peterson, M. (Ed.). Online Maps with APIs and WebServices. Berlin: Springer, pp. 23-36, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27485-5_3

Lienert C., Weingartner R., Hurni L. (2011). An interactive, web-based, real time hydrological map information system. Hydrological Sciences Journal 56(1), 1-16, doi:10.1080/02626667.2010.536766

Lienert C., Kunz M., Weingartner R., Hurni L. (2010). Monitoring and Comparing: a Cartographic Web Application for Real-Time Visualization of Hydrological Data. In: Konecny, M., Zlatanova, S., Bandrova, T. (Eds.). Geographic Information and Cartography for Risk and Crisis Management. Berlin: Springer, pp 409-424, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03442-8_28

Lienert C., Weingartner R., Hurni L. (2009). Real-Time Visualization in Operational Hydrology through Web-based Cartography. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 36(1):45-58, doi:10.1559/152304009787340188

Expertise of Christophe Lienert:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
ScopeAdaptation Measures to Change
Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic Economy/ResourceUseWater
Topic SocietyPerception / Behaviour / Attitudes
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Warning / Sensitization
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleRegional
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Interviews, Questionnaires
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Christophe Lienert:
warning systems, knowledge management, governance, risk management, technology transfer, operational hydrology, hydrometry, flood management, integral risk management, GIS, cartography, spatiotemporal databases, information visualization

Last update: 9/29/22
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2022)

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