We are very sad to announce that the Former President of IAEG, Prof. Paul Marinos, passed away last Sunday morning. He was very happy after being awarded the title of the Honorary President of IAEG on October 8th. His son Vassilis said that he considered it the greatest gift. He was hoping for it so much. Vassilis believes he resisted and gave himself a few extra days of his life to receive this award and to see the success of the 3rd European Conference of IAEG. Then, he left. May the earth be light to you, rest in peace Paolo. We will remember you by many excellent lectures you have held on many tours around the world, by various consultancy activities regarding important construction works which addressed very challenging engineering geology problems, and as a teacher who, through high-level courses and superb field trips, educated thousands of students. Finally, we recall your visits to a large number of National Groups of IAEG, during which you tried to identify key people and encourage them to promote collaborations in countries where there was no IAEG activity. For your personal way of weaving relationships in every part of the globe, we can affirm that you have been a great Ambassador of IAEG in the world, effectively contributing to its growth and spread even in the most remote countries.