The staff of ISRIC are deeply saddened on the news of the passing away of Professor Rudi Dudal (January 23, 2014). Professor Dudal, fondly known to us as the ‘mastermind of the Soil Map of the World’, was an esteemed Honorary Fellow in recognition of the long mutual and fruitful relationship that he had with our institute. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts go out to the family at this time.
Dr Klaas-Jan Beek (left) and Dr Rudi Dudal (right) with the FAO-Unesco Soil Map of the World at the official opening of new premises for the International Soil Museum, in 1979