By | August 10, 2020
Konrad Steffen death-obituary

Konrad Steffen dead: WSL Director Konrad Steffen cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Died: August 8, 2020
  • Age: year old
  • Cause of death: accident during fieldwork in Greenland

How did Konrad Steffen die?

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, WSL 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.

Konrad Steffen Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

The family are yet to make public the funeral arrangements. We are unable to confirm if a GoFundMe was created by the family/friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.

This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.

Konrad Steffen tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Santiago de la Peña wrote;

I am shocked and terribly saddened by the death of Konrad Steffen, once my professor, colleague and esteemed friend. A huge influence to me, Koni was the first person to speak to me about going to Greenland.

Irina Overeem wrote;

Sad and shocked to learn this news. Konni Steffen inspired everyone working on climate and glaciology in Greenland. A huge loss. Director Konrad Steffen tragically died in an accident – WSL

Jaap Vos wrote;

Research on glaciers is always a risky business. Those researchers are risking there lives for us to give us the understanding of the impact of human caused climate change. Konrad Steffen is a true hero! RIP Konrad. Red heart

Arctic Basecamp wrote;

The Arctic Basecamp team are shocked and saddened to hear the news about our friend and colleague, Professor Konrad Steffen, who passed away on Saturday whilst on fieldwork in Greenland. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this heartbreaking time.

Susan Bincoletto wrote;

Very saddened to learn about prominent Swiss researcher Konrad Steffen’s death in an accident in Greenland. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and friends. Leading Swiss climate researcher dies in accident – SWI

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

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