Professor Jean-Pierre Contzen suddenly passed away

Professor Jean-Pierre Contzen (1935-2015)It is with great grief and sorrow we have to announce that Professor Jean-Pierre Contzen suddenly passed away in the morning of 27. October 2015, while he was attending meetings at the Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in St. Petersburg.

Jean-Pierre Contzen has among other been instrumental for developing scientific cooperation between Russian and Europe. Particularly, he has been very supportive and helpful since the early foundation of the Nansen International Center in St. Petersburg in 1992, where he has been the President since September 2007.

A great European has passed away, which is a severe loss to us all. Friends and colleagues at the Nansen Centers in Bergen and St. Petersburg convey our sincere thoughts and condolences to his wife Arlette, his four children and their families.

Peace over Jean-Pierres memory.