Vale Eigil Friis-Christensen (1944-2018)

CCEC Executive Committee Member and IUGG Fellow Eigil Friis-Christensen passed away on 21st September 2018 after severe illness.  The October 2018 IUGG Newsletter published an obituary that notes, amongst other things, that “between 2007 and 2011 he served as President of IAGA and was a member of IUGG Executive Committee. Even after he had served his term as President of IAGA, he continued to represent IAGA on the Commission for Climatic and Environmental Change (CCEC), and was completing a chapter for the forthcoming CCEC book "Global Change and Future Earth" at the time of his death. Eigil's quiet and kind personality, combined with his dedication to science and his ability to inspire his younger colleagues and promote their individual careers, will be remembered by all who had the privilege to work with him. We have lost an outstanding scientist and a remarkable person.”

We offer our condolences to his family and friends.