The chairman of ISO/TC 211, Mr. Olaf Østensen, has been appointed Knight of the The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. The order was founded in 1947 and is conferred as "a reward for distinguished services rendered to the country and mankind".
In the announcement particular emphasis is given to Mr. Østensen's pioner work with standardization and development of access to public information.
On behalf of the ISO/TC 211 community I would like extend my warmest congratulations to Mr. Østensen.
ISO/TC 211 Secretary
Oslo, November 19, 2009
The Order of St. Olav was presented to Mr. Østensen by the Head of the Chancery, brigadier Nils Petter Granholt in a ceremony on December 3, 2009
Announcement (Norwegian only)
About the Order