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Mag.rer.nat. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Rudolf Orthofer

Mag.rer.nat. Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Rudolf Orthofer


Senior Expert Advisor


Innovation Systems & Policy

Competence Unit

Innovation Systems & Policy




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Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Anticipatory Governance

Main Research: Spatial environmental modeling

Experience: Provision of scientific advice for Austrian provincial government institutions: spatially optimized air pollution control strategies, energy & emission inventory establishment & assessment

  • 1993-2011: Scientist, Deputy Head of Unit
    Austrian Reserach Centers (ARC) GmbH, Vienna / Austria
  • 1991-1993: Programme Officer, Global Environment Monitoring System Programme Activity Centre (GEMS PAC)
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1987-1991: Scientist
    ARC seibersdorf research GmbH, Vienna / Austria
  • 1986-1987: Scientific Advisor to Minister
    Austrian Ministry for Health & Environment, Vienna / Austria
  • 1984-1985: Junior Scientist
    Österr Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf GmbH, Seibersdorf / Austria
  • 2006-2011: Panel Member, Clean Air Programme Strategy Panel („ULI Wien konkret“), Vienna City Department for Environmental Protection (MA22)
  • 2009-2010: Panel Member, KASSANDRA Emission Projection Team, Environmental Protection Unit, Province of Upper Austria
  • 2008-2010 : Scientific Expert, Austrian Provinces Administration Emission Inventory Roundtable
  • 2007-2010: Panel Member, Evaluation Committee FP7 Research Potential REGPOT Programme, European Commission
  • 2001-2008: Member, Commission for Development Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 1997-2006 : Member of Steering Committee, EUREKA-EUROTRAC Initiative
  • 1999-2014: Member, Staff Council AIT/ARC
  • 2003-2014: Member, Supervisory Board AIT/ARC
  • 2007-2014: Member, Supervisory Board, Allianz Pensionskasse AG
  • 1997-2014: City Councillor for Environment & Finances, City of Purkersdorf, Lower Austria
  • 1990: ÖGUT Junior Researcher of the Year Award
  • 1983: Fulbright Research Scholarship


  • From National Emission Totals to Regional Ambient Air Quality Information for Austria
    Author(s): Wolfgang Loibl, Rudolf Orthofer
    Journal: Advances in Environmental Research, 5 (2001) ; pp 395-404
  • Projection of the Air Quality in Vienna between 2005 and 2020 for NO2 and PM10
    Author(s): Christian Kurz, Rudolf Orthofer, Peter Sturm, August Kaiser, Ulrich Uhrner, Raphael Reifeltshammer, Martin Rexeis
    Journal: Urban Climate, Online Version - 21 April 2014 (2014) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2014.03.008
  • Wassernutzung Im Jordantal;
    Israel - Geschichte Und Gegenwart

    Author(s): Rudolf Orthofer
    Publisher: Braumüller; Wien; 2009; pp.133-148; ISBN 978-3-7003-1695-4
    Series: Brigitte Bailer; Studien zur politischen Wirklichkeit
  • Scenarios For a More Sustainable Water Management in The Dead Sea Basin;
    Integrated Water Resources Management and Security in the Middle East

    Author(s): Rudolf Orthofer, Ernst Gebetsroither, David Lehrer
    Publisher: Springer; Dordrecht; 2007; pp 297-321; ISBN 978-1-4020-5984-1
    Series: Clive Lipchin, Eric Pallant, Danielle Saranga, Allyson Amster; NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - C:Environmental Security
  • Options for a more Sustainable Water Management in the Lower Jordan Valley;
    Water Resources in the Middle East. Israel-Palestinian Water Issues - From Conflict to Cooperation

    Author(s): Rudolf Orthofer, Raed Daoud, Jad Isaac, Hillel Shuval
    Publisher: Springer; Berlin - Heidelberg - New York; 2006; pp 69-78; 978-3-540-69508-0
    Series: Hillel Shuval, Hasan Dweik; Hexagon Series on Human an Environmental Security and Peace, Vol.2
  • Sharing Environmental Maps on the Web. The Austrian EnviroMap System;
    Environmental Communication Online

    Author(s): Rudolf Orthofer
    Publisher: Springer; London Berlin Heidelberg; 2004; pp 230-243; ISBN 3-540-43148-9
    Series: Arno Scharl; Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series
  • emikat.at - Management and Visualization of Spatially Resolved Emission Inventories and Emission Scenarios
    Author(s): Orthofer Rudolf, Heinrich Humer
    Conference 20th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection, Graz, Austria
    Proceedings Klaus Tochtermann, Arno Scharl; Managing Environmental Knowledge; pp 115-124
  • EnviroMap Austria - A Novel System for an Environmental Atlas on the Web
    Author(s): Rudolf Orthofer, Heinrich Humer, Peter Kutschera, Wolfgang Loibl
    Conference Environmental Knowledge and Information Processing, Semmering (Austria)
  • Correlation of Vehicle Acceleration and Roadside Black Carbon Concentration
    Author(s): Martin Litzenberger, Gerhard Dünnebeil, Bernd Cagran, Andreas Murg, Dietmar Öttl, Martine van Poppel, Rudolf Orthofer
    Conference Transport and Air Pollution - TAP 2014, Graz, Austria
  • Water Management in the Jordan Valley. Contribution to lecture series "Integrated Regional Development in Developing Countries" (2009)
    Technical University Vienna
  • Wassermanagement in Israel. Beitrag zur Ringvorlesung Israel – Geschichte und Gegenwart (2008)
    University Vienna
  • Wie "managable" ist eine großräumige Verstrahlung? Erfahrungen aus dem Krisenmanagement 1986. Beitrag zur Ringvorlesung „25 Jahre nach Tschernobyl“ (2011)
    Agricultural University Vienna (BoKu)

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