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The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) was set up by the Metre Convention and has its headquarters near Paris, France. It is financed jointly by its Member States and operates under the exclusive supervision of the CIPM.

Its mandate is to provide the basis for a single, coherent system of measurements throughout the world, traceable to the International System of Units (SI). This task takes many forms, from direct dissemination of units (as in the case of mass and time) to coordination through international comparisons of national measurement standards (as in electricity and ionizing radiation).

The BIPM has an international staff of over 70 and its status vis-à-vis the French Government is similar to that of other intergovernmental organizations based in Paris. The budget for 2013 is over ten million euros.

     
 
 
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Mission, Role and Objectives
Organigram of the BIPM headquarters
   >  Director's Office | Scientific Departments: Mass, Electricity, Time, Ionizing Radiation, Chemistry | International Liaison and Communication | IT Services | General Services |

Director's Reports: annual reports on the activity and management of the BIPM (see the latest report)
BIPM calibration and measurement services
Ongoing comparisons conducted by the BIPM
International cooperation
BIPM events: recent and forthcoming workshops at the BIPM
The site at Sèvres
Publications of the BIPM
History of the Pavillon de Breteuil
Current vacancies at the BIPM
Procurement

BIPM staff directory
How to get to the BIPM headquarters
 Impact and case studies related to metrology
 BIPM e-News and Core Data : recent news from the BIPM
 Compendium of main rules and practices applicable to the BIPM (last updated July 2013)
 
     
 
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