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Prof. Kees Stigter passed away

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 5:49 am
by rene
Dear Agrometeorologist colleagues

the founding President of INSAM, the International Society of Agrometeorology, Prof. Kees Stigter passed away two days ago, on the 19th May 2016, in Indonesia, where he usually resided between his numerous travels. This is extremely sad news for his family and for all agrometeorologists, worldwide. Thanks to his extraordinary dedication, sense of initiative and incessant work, Prof. Stigter contributed considerably to increasing the international visibility of agrometeorology. I shall miss his advice and "fatherly" emails in INSAM matters, but the INSAM community at large will soon miss his guidance and penetrating vision of agrometeorology.

On my behalf, and on behalf of INSAM and its Steering Committee, I wish to present Prof. Stigter's family and especially his wife Jaqui our condolences in this very difficult moment.

R. Gommes
Current President, INSAM
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing