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Researcher Profile

DI Dr. Klaus Steinnocher

DI Dr. Klaus Steinnocher


Senior Scientist



Competence Unit

Digital Resilient Cities


Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna


Field: Smart Spatial Planning Systems

Main Research: Urban remote sensing, spatio-temporal modelling, energy planning, vulnerability analysis, population modelling

Experience: Dr. Steinnocher has more than 20 years of experience in remote sensing, spatial data analysis and spatio-temporal modeling for different fields of application, including regional and urban planning, environmental analyses, vulnerability assessment, risk and crisis management. His recent work focuses on the integration of socio-economic information and geospatial data for population modeling and disaggregation of multi-level information in both spatial and temporal domains. Current projects aim at decision support in the context of energy planning, land use analysis and crisis management.

  • 2010-now: Senior Scientist
    Austrian Institute of Technology / AT
  • 2003-2016: Lecturer
    University of Applied Science, FH Wr. Neustadt, Geoinformatics / AT
  • 1999-now: Lecturer
    Vienna University, Geography / AT
  • 1998-1998: Visiting Scientist
    Joint Research Centers / IT
  • 1993-2009: Scientist
    Austrian Research Centers / AT
  • 1989-1993: Research Assistent
    Vienna University of Technology / AT
  • 1989-1989: Research Assistent
    Ohio State University / USA
  • 2018-now: Thematic Coordinator
    Austrian Institute of Technology / AT
  • since 1995: AGIT Programmkomitee
  • since 1996: CORP programme committee
  • 2018 - now: Kommission GISCience Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften


  • Integrating Earth Observation and GIScience for high resolution spatial and functional modeling of urban land use
    Author(s): Aubrecht C., Steinnocher K., Hollaus M., Wagner W.
    Journal: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems , 33 (2009) ; 15-25
  • Roughness mapping on various vertical scales based on full-waveform airborne laserscanning data
    Author(s): Hollaus, M., C. Aubrecht, B. Höfle, K. Steinnocher, W. Wagner
    Journal: Remote Sensing, 3/3 (2011) ; 503-523
  • Introducing a temporal component in spatial vulnerability analysis
    Author(s): Aubrecht, C., S. Freire, C. Neuhold, A. Curtis, K. Steinnocher
    Journal: Disaster Advances, 5/2 (2012) ; 48-53
  • Long-term spatio-temporal social vulnerability variation considering health-related climate change parameters particularly affecting elderly
    Author(s): Aubrecht, C., K. Steinnocher, M. Köstl, J. Züger, W. Loibl
    Journal: Natural Hazards, 68/3 (2013) ; 1371-1384
  • Multi-level geospatial modeling of human exposure patterns and vulnerability indicators
    Author(s): Aubrecht, C., D. Özceylan, K. Steinnocher, S. Freire
    Journal: Natural Hazards, 68/1 (2013) ; 147-163
  • Volunteered Geo-Dynamic Information for Health-Risk Exposure Assessment - A FRESHER Case Study
    Author(s): Aubrecht C., K. Steinnocher
    Journal: GI_Forum Journal for Geographic Information Science, 2 (2016) ; 157-163
  • VGDI - Advancing the concept: Volunteered Geo-Dynamic Information and its benefits for population dynamics modeling
    Author(s): Aubrecht, C., D. Özceylan Aubrecht, J. Ungar, S. Freire, K. Steinnocher
    Journal: Transactions in GIS, 21/2 (2017) ; 253-276
  • Can ISO-Defined Urban Sustainability Indicators Be Derived from Remote Sensing: An Expert Weighting Approach.
    Author(s): Lehner A., Erlacher C., Schlögl M., Wegerer J., Blaschke T., Steinnocher K.
    Journal: Sustainability , 10/4 (2018) ; 31pp

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