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Director Konrad Steffen tragically died in an accident

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On Saturday, August 8, 2020, our director Konrad Steffen was tragically killed in an accident during field work in Greenland.


The WSL directorate and employees are shocked and aghast. In Konrad Steffen, we have not only lost the Director of our institute, but also a committed scientist and above all a unique and generous person and friend. We will all miss him.

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends and wish them much strength and confidence for the time to come.

Until further notice, the WSL's operations will be managed by Deputy Director Christoph Hegg.