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In memoriam Dancker Daamen

1 October 2012

Yesterday, 27 September 2012, our CATO colleague Dancker Daamen died in a sailing accident at the IJsselmeer. As a social scientist, Dancker has been involved in the CATO programme since its earliest days. He was the leader of the research programme about public perception of CO2 storage. Under his guidance, this programme grew to world class status. Moreover, Dancker was a very familiar face representing CATO both within the programme and elsewhere.

We remember him as a very impassioned and honest scientist who always remained true to his principles. His stories about his research were very enthusiastic and precise, scrupulously sticking to the scientific results and never speculating about things that he had not researched in depth. He was the social science conscience of the CATO programme, never failing to point out to natural scientists that they should not approach problems with public perception from their gut feelings or intuition. Instead, he emphasized the need to use the actual results from his research. He will be missed dearly, both for his personality and as one of the most colourful and influential colleagues within the programme.


We extend our sincere condolences to Dancker's family, friends and immediate colleagues.
On behalf of the programme office
Jan Brouwer, Jan Hopman and Sander van Egmond

Information about the funeral

The family have sent information about the funeral on Thursday 4 October in Leiden.


The farewell meeting will be on Thursday 4 October at 13.30 o'clock in the chapel of cemetery De Zijlpoort, Haven 64 in Leiden, immediately followed by the burial.
Then, there is an opportunity to meet each other in De Poort van Leyden, next to the cemetery.

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