- Zuhair Altamimi
Zuheir Altamimi is a Research Director at the Institut National de l’Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN), France. His principal research focuses are space geodesy, theory and realization of terrestrial reference systems. He is head of the terrestrial reference systems research group at the Laboratoire de Recherche en Géodésie (LAREG) of the IGN. He is member of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) Directing Board and of the Governing Board of the International GNSS Service (IGS). His honors include Prix de Cartographie (1996); Chevalier (2006), Officier (2014) in the « Ordre des Palmes Académiques », Prix Antoine d’Abbadie (2011) of the French Academy of Sciences and Vening Meinesz Medal of the European Geosciences Union(2013). He is Vice-President of the International Association of Geodesy. He received his Ph.D. in space geodesy from Paris Observatory and his habilitation (2nd doctorate) from Paris University VI.