Viktor Lagutov

Assistant Professor
Head of Systems Laboratory
Visiting Lecturer

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51 | D009

Languages spoken


Viktor Lagutov is the Head of the Environmental Systems Laboratory at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). He holds a Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics from the South Russia State Technical University (Russia) and MSc and PhD in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University (Hungary).

His research interests are focused on environmental modeling and spatial analysis with special emphasis given to river basins  and water security. Prior to joining CEU in 1997 Viktor was working in a number of environmental and research organizations. Since 1999 he teaches at CEU on various aspects of environmental modeling, Geographic Information Systems, river ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, and associated socio-economic activities. Viktor Lagutov combines teaching and research activities at CEU with practical environmental protection and academic outreach projects. He is a founder of several nongovernmental environmental organizations in Russia working towards sustainable development and integrated water management in transboundary river basins. He was a Board member of the Freshwater Specialist Group of the World Society for Conservation Biology.

Office Hours: 

By appointment via e-mail

Working Experience:


PhD (summa cum laude) in Environmental Sciences and Policy (CEU)
M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (CEU/University of Manchester)
M.Sc. (with Distinction) in Applied Mathematics (South Russia State Technical University)

Courses taught by Viktor Lagutov

Events with involvement of Viktor Lagutov

Ethics of Big Data and GIS: The Taming of the Big Brother?
June 7, 2023 - 9:30am
FAO’s Application of Geospatial Data to Inform Decision Making
April 6, 2023 - 11:00am
Earth observation data for monitoring the global agendas
February 27, 2023 - 10:30am
Mapathon: Emergency Assistance for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake
February 10, 2023 - 2:30pm
Google: Artificial Intelligence and Navigation
January 20, 2023 - 12:30pm
GeoHub session: Satellite imagery for environmental monitoring
November 25, 2022 - 9:50am
GeoHub session: World Food Programme - GIS support to the field
November 11, 2022 - 9:50am
Google Earth Pro for Beginners
October 28, 2022 - 11:30am
CEU Summer University 2022: Introduction to Geospatial Technologies for Achieving SDGs – Food Security
July 25, 2022 - 7:00am
Water Security Threats: Climate Change vs Human Factors
May 26, 2021 - 9:00am
Introduction to Sentinel Satellites
July 2, 2020 - 7:30am
Mapping Surface Water Bodies from Space
June 29, 2020 - 7:30am
Earth Observation for Water Management
June 26, 2020 - 1:00pm
Earth Observation for Climate Change Analysis Using Google Earth Engine
June 26, 2020 - 7:30am
Introduction to Sentinel-2
June 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
Open Data Cubes
June 25, 2020 - 11:00am
Use of Earth Observation in Monitoring and Evaluation
June 24, 2020 - 1:00pm
Geospatial technology during the COVID-19 outbreak
June 24, 2020 - 11:00am
Demographic Data for Development (GRID3 Project)
June 22, 2020 - 11:00am
Bridging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Environment - webinar series
June 22, 2020 - 7:00am
Missing Maps Mapathon - Mapping for Humanitarian Good
October 14, 2019 - 3:10pm
Disaster Risk Reduction Day
October 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
CEU Summer University 2019 - Geospatial Technologies and Remote Sensing for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals
July 22, 2019 - 6:00am
CEU Summer University 2019 - Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction
July 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Daring to Share – Putting Information Where It is Needed During Crises
May 6, 2019 - 11:30am
Students' Conference "Spatial Analysis and Visualization"
March 19, 2019 - 8:30am
What is International Humanitarian Assistance and Why Definitions Matter?
March 14, 2019 - 2:30pm
GEO in support of Disaster Resilience
March 7, 2019 - 2:30pm
UNOOSA: Geospatial Solutions for SDGs and other Global Agendas
September 27, 2018 - 11:30am
Live broadcasts of the “Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Water Management" Summer School
July 2, 2018 - 7:35am
Summer University "Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Water Management" 2018
July 2, 2018 - 7:00am
UNOOSA: Satellite Data Access, Coordination and Mapping Mechanisms for Disaster Management
March 21, 2018 - 12:30pm
GEO: Earth Observations for Disaster Resilience
February 7, 2018 - 12:30pm
GEO: Earth Observations in service of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
February 6, 2018 - 2:30pm
Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus: Reducing transboundary frictions through assessing intersectoral links, trade-offs and benefits
January 17, 2018 - 2:30pm
Graduate Conference "Talking Maps"
January 11, 2018 - 7:30am
Utilizing Geospatial Data Analysis and Visualization in CEU Research
March 21, 2017 - 8:00am
Drone support in disaster response
March 3, 2017 - 2:30pm
NASA Webinar - Overview of the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)
February 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
GEO: Building Disaster Resilience by Harnessing the Data Revolution
February 17, 2017 - 2:30pm
Using Satellite Data in Achieving Food Security
February 16, 2017 - 11:40am
UNOOSA: Making use of space based data for disaster management and risk reduction
February 10, 2017 - 2:30pm
UNDP: If it is not risk informed it is not sustainable
February 3, 2017 - 2:30pm
UNOOSA: Enabling Access to Space Technologies
September 26, 2016 - 9:00am
Summer course on "Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction"
July 11, 2016 - 7:00am
Summer course on "Geospatial Technologies and Remote Sensing for Monitoring SDGs"
July 4, 2016 - 7:00am

Projects with involvement of Viktor Lagutov