Dr. Zar Chi Aye

Senior Research Scientist

Sustainable Land Systems Impact Area

+41 31 684 37 66
Postal Address
Dr. Zar Chi Aye
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Web-based geographic information systems (Web GIS) and Geo-web services
  • Server-side scripting and database management systems
  • GIS analysis and geo-processing
  • Support in development of web-GIS applications


  • OneMap Myanmar

Further professional interests

  • Risk analysis and management of natural hazards
  • Cultural heritage management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Mobile GIS/applications
  • Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)

Field experience

Romania, Italy, Poland, Myanmar


Myanmar, English, French

Aye, Z.C., Sprague, T., Cortes, V.J., Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Jaboyedoff, M. and Derron, M.-H. (2016). A collaborative (web-GIS) framework based on empirical data collected from three case studies in Europe for risk management of hydro-meteorological hazards. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 15, 10-23.

Aye, Z.C., Jaboyedoff, M., Derron, M.-H., van Westen, C.J., Hussin, H.Y., Ciurean, R.L., Frigerio, S. and Pasuto, A. (2016). An interactive web-GIS tool for risk analysis: a case study in the Fella River Basin, Italy.  Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 16, 85-101.

Aye, Z.C., Charrière, M., Olyazadeh, R., Derron, M.-H. and Jaboyedoff, M. (2016). Evaluation of an open-source collaborative webGIS prototype in risk management with students. Spatial Information Research. 24(3), 169-179.

Olyazadeh, R., Aye, Z.C., Jaboyedoff, M. and Derron, M.-H. (2016). Prototype of an open-source webGIS platform for rapid disaster impact assessment. Spatial Information Research. 24 (3), 203-210.

Aye, Z.C., Jaboyedoff, M., Derron, M.-H. and van Westen, C.J. (2015). Prototype of a web-based participative decision support platform in natural hazards and risk management. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 4(3), 1201-1224.

Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Cortes, V. J., Sprague, T., Aye, Z. C., Greiving, S., Głowacki, W., and Sterlacchini, S. (2014). The connection between long-term and short-term risk management strategies for flood and landslide hazards: examples from land-use planning and emergency management in four European case studies, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 3261-3278.