Senior Hydrologist

Dr Jannis Hoch

Jannis is a Senior Hydrologist at Fathom, responsible for developing hydrologic models and workflows. He works across almost every area of technical development; on a day-to-day basis this could involve analyzing models (including their input and outputs), aggregating datasets, programming and working closely with the research and technical teams to develop the various components along Fathom’s global flood simulation chain.

The innovative and challenging nature of his varied workload is a big plus for Jannis, though he has a particular interest in reproducible workflows, FAIR data and code, and understanding the implications of changes in the water cycle on society and nature. Jannis also enjoys the company’s dynamic culture and being part of a growing team.

Prior to joining Fathom, Jannis was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Utrecht, where he also obtained his PhD in Hydrology in the Department of Physical Geography. His PhD research focussed on coupling hydrological and hydraulic models for improved flood simulations. Jannis’ passion for academic research remains, and he continues to hold a part-time position at the University of Utrecht. His research now focuses on advancing hyper-resolution hydrologic simulations and the efficiency of hydrologic measures to mitigate climate change impacts.  

Originally from Germany, Jannis now calls the Netherlands home. When not at work, he can be found outside – on a bike or walking through the few untamed places in the Netherlands.

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Key topics

  • Hydrology
  • Flood risk management
  • FAIR data and code


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