Matthias Fries

Research Scientist

Sustainability Governance Cluster

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Postal Address
Matthias Fries
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Geoprocessing and process automation (ArcGIS, R-statistics, GDAL, etc.)
  • Web Apps (
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis and GIS development with Python
  • Database management systems and metadata editing
  • Capacity development in data management / database management systems (ESAPP / WLRC)


  • National Desertification Monitoring System (NDMS), Mongolia
  • Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) Project
  • Eastern and Southern Africa Partnership Programme (ESAPP)

Further professional interests

  • IT management
  • Programming
  • Web development

Field experience

Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mongolia


German, English, French, Spanish (basic)

Jump to: 2015 | 2014


Krauer, Jürg; Singo, Patience; Tudev, Enkhtsetseg; Hodel, Elias; Fries, Matthias; Gämperli, Ursula (2015). Artisanal and small scale mining in Mongolia: Statistical overview based on survey data by suom 2012 [Map]. In: National Thematic Map Series. Ulaanbaataar, Mongolia: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); Bern Open Publishing (BOP); Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)


Krauer, Jürg; Fries, Matthias; Gämperli, Ursula; Hodel, Elias; Kassawmar, Tibebu; Zeleke, Gete; Aragie, Yohannes (2014). EthioGIS-2 data catalog: National geospatial database system Ethiopia Addis Abeba, Ethiopia: Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC)

  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
  • Centre for Environment and Development (CDE)
  • University of Michigan (UMICH)
  • United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP/GRID)