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Zuheir Altamimi elected President of the International Association of Geodesy 2019 – 2023

Zuheir Altamimi elected President of the International Association of Geodesy 2019 – 2023

Publication date: 20/05/2019

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Zuheir Altamimi, IGN Research Director at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, and his team are responsible for producing the InternationalTerrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) within the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS).

His expertise in the field of high-precision Earth system metrology makes him one of the key players in scientific activity in geodesy at international level, as well as for all geophysical applications requiring an absolute terrestrial reference.

His leading role in the international geodesy scientific community and the fundamental importance of his scientific work on space geodesy and on determining and improving the international terrestrial reference frame earned him the Prix Antoine d’Abbadie from the Académie des Sciences in 2011, as well as the Vening Meinesz Medal in 2013, awarded by theEuropean Geosciences Union (EGU). In May 2019, Zuheir Altamimi was elected President of theInternational Association of Geodesy (IAG) for the period July 2019 – July 2023.

About the International Association of Geodesy

TheInternational Association of Geodesy (IAG) is one of the 8 scientific associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), whose mission is to advance theoretical geodesy and its applications in Earth science.

> IAG website

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