In memoriam Dr Otto Spaargaren


It is with great sadness that we learnt about the death of Dr Otto Spaargaren, our esteemed former colleague and Head WDC-Soils (1993-2009), on March 13th 2015; he will be sadly missed. Amongst others, Otto was the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Guy Smith Medal, which was allocated by the IUSS Commission on Soil Classification at the occasion of the 20th World Congress of Soil Science. ISRIC staff wish to express their condolences to Otto’s family and friends.