Dr. Anny Cazenave is a French space geodesist and one of the pioneers of satellite altimetry. She works for the French space agency CNES and has been deputy director of the Laboratoire d’Etudes en Geophysique et Oceanographie Spatiale (LEGOS) at Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées inToulouse since 1996. Since 2013, she has served as director of Earth sciences at the International Space Sciences institute (ISSI), in Bern, Switzerland. As one of the leading scientists in the joint French/American satellite altimetry missions TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 and the Ocean Surface Topography Mission, she has contributed to a greater understanding of sea level rise caused by global warming. Cazenave is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was the lead author of the sea level sections for their fourth and fifth Assessment Reports.