Herman Verstappen#


Herman Verstappen
Email:hergraverstappen 'at' planet.nl
Membership Number:1063
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:hverstappen
Elected:1991






Present and Previous Positions
  • 1984-2000 Member, Executive Council of the International Geographical Union (President 1992-1996)
  • Since 1989 Emeritus Professor ITC/Enschede
  • 1957-1989 Lecturer / Full Professor (1968), Geomorphology, International Institute of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC) Formerly in Delft, since 1971 in Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 1953-1957 Part-time lecturer Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta and University of Indonesia, Bandung
  • 1949-1957 Researcher, Geographical Institute, Survey Department of Indonesia, Jakarta
  • 1953 Ph.D. Physics and Mathematics, University Utrecht, the Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • Geomorphology
  • Natural disaster reduction
  • Monitoring environmental change
  • Aerospace technology

Honours and Awards
  • Alexander Csoma de Köros Medal Hongarian Academy of Science
  • Scottish Geographical Medal
  • Medal Cuban Academy of Science
  • Plancius Medal Royal Netherlands Geographical Society
  • Valentijn Medal Netherlands Society for Scientific Research in the Tropics
  • Honorary Fellow International Association of Geomorphologists
  • Lauréat d'Honneur, International Geographical Union
  • Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion


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