– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
Search facility:

| Site map | News | Contact us | [ FR ]
About the BIPM
Metrology area:
Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration
Chemistry and Biology
Electricity and Magnetism
Ionizing Radiation
Mass and related quantities
Photometry and Radiometry
Time and Frequency

BIPM News:
International Year of the Periodic Table 2019 recognizes Mendeleev's achievements 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT 2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO. World Metrology Day 2019: Resource website now live On behalf of the World Metrology Day Team, we are pleased to announce that the 2019 World Metrology Day Resource Website is now live. The theme this year is "The International System of Units - Fundamentally better". International Congress of Metrology (CIM 2019): Call for papers The 19th International Congress of Metrology, CIM 2019, will be held from 24-26 September 2019 in Paris, France. The congress will explore industrial challenges in the field of measurement through a varied programme. Call for papers is open until 30 January 2019. Webinars from the International Day of Medical Physics 2018 are now available Dr Cecilia Kessler's presentation on "The ionization chamber in the Primary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory (PDSL): the role of the PDSL" at the 6th International Day of Medical Physics webinar is now available online. New JCRB Executive Secretary Dr Sten Bergstrand, on a two-year secondment from RISE (Sweden), took over as JCRB Executive Secretary on 10 January 2019. Winners of the competition "Français et Sciences 2018" Winners of the competition "Français et Sciences 2018"
Latest reports and announcements:

The BIPM's mission and role:

  • Our vision is to be universally recognized as the world focus for the international system of measurement.

  • Our mission is to work with the NMIs of our Member States, the RMOs and strategic partners world-wide and to use the BIPM's international and impartial status to promote and advance the global comparability of measurements.