Today, our colleague Karel Staník received the award “Letter of Gratitude of the CAS”. Karel has been working as a research technician at our institution for 22 years. He was at the birth of CzechGlobe and has been helping to build it and has been growing with it since its first moments. He was one of those who had to largely improvise when assembling the first devices, participated in the construction of the first ecosystem stations as well as in the final development of the CzechGlobe stations in Vietnam and Ghana. His professional reputation also puts him in the role of a consultant to our foreign partners. Karel is not only a technician with a capital T and a respected colleague, but also a close friend to many of us. We heartily congratulate him on the award!