Holger Frey
Holger Frey, Dr.
Senior scientist

Geography Teacher Training

Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics

Tel.: 044 63 55208

Room number: Y25 L 32

holger.frey@geo.uzh.ch

Research Interests

  • natural hazards and risks in high-mountain regions, e.g. glacier lakes
  • glacier monitoring and evolution
  • disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
  • use of remote sensing, GIS, and numerical models
  • interdisciplinary collaborations and know-how transfer
  • Alps, Andes, Himalayas

Projects

 

 

Since 2021

GLOFCA

Reducing GLOF vulnerability in Central Asia: Comprehensive GLOF risk assessments and management, incl. monitoring and warning.

Adaptation Fund / UNESCO

Since 2021

AlpGlacier

Development of innovative products on glacier observations derived from satellite data for serving scientific interests and operational needs in the Alpine region.

SDC

Since 2020

India DRM

Design and implementation of GLOF Early Warning Systems in the Teesta Basin, Sikkim, India. 

SDC

Since 2019

IPCC ECS training and mentoring

Mentoring and training program for a cohort six Early Career Scientist from Developing countries, to prepare them for taking up a role in IPCC related processes in the future.

SDC

2019 - 2020

Glacier Risk Management Guidelines India

Mandate to elaborate national guidelines for the Management of Glacial Hazards & Risks in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority of India.

SDC

2011 - 2019

Proyecto Glaciares

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction related to deglaciation in the Andes of Cusco and Ancash, Peru.

SDC

2016 - 2017

Alcantara

Integrating EO information for cascading landslide and flood hazard monitoring and early warning, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.

ESA

2014 - 2016

S:GLA:MO

Slope Stability and Glacier Lake Monitoring.

ESA

2012 - 2015

IHCAP

Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme.

SDC

2011 - 2012

HighNoon

Adaptation to Changing Water Resources Availability in Northern India with Himalayan Glacier Retreat and Changing Monsoon Pattern.

EU (FP7)

2007 - 2011

GlobGlacier

A Service for Glacier Monitoring from Space.

ESA

Publications