– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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About the BIPM
Metrology area:
Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration
Chemistry and Biology
Electricity and Magnetism
Ionizing Radiation
Length
Mass and related quantities
Photometry and Radiometry
Thermometry
Time and Frequency
Units

The BIPM's mission and role:
The mission of the BIPM is to ensure and promote the global comparability of measurements, including providing a coherent international system of units for:
  • Scientific discovery and innovation,
  • Industrial manufacturing and international trade,
  • Sustaining the quality of life and the global environment.

The unique role of the BIPM enables it to achieve its mission by developing the technical and organizational infrastructure of the International System of Units (SI) as the basis for the world-wide traceability of measurement results. This is achieved both through technical activities in its laboratories and through international coordination.

News:
25th meeting of the CGPM: 18-20 November 2014
The Convocation is now available for download, and the Draft BIPM Work Programme 2016-2019 is available for comment.
Consultation: CHN/CHNS/O(/Cl) Elemental Analyzer for High Purity Organic Chemical Solids:
The BIPM is issuing today a consultation for a CHN/CHNS/O(/Cl) Elemental Analyzer for High Purity Organic Chemical Solids.
Deadline for receipt of replies: 10 November 2014. Consultation: Ion Chromatography system for determining the ion content of high purity organic chemical solids:
The BIPM is issuing today a consultation for an Ion Chromatography system for determining the ion content of high purity organic chemical solids.
Deadline for receipt of replies: 10 November 2014. Happy World Standards Day!:
Tuesday 14 October 2014 is World Standards Day, organized by ISO, IEC and the ITU, together with their members and partners. World Metrology Day 2015:
The theme for World Metrology Day 2015 has been announced: Measurements and Light.