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The Swiss Confederation

The Swiss Confederation became a Member State in 1875.



In November 2014 the CGPM elected Dr Philippe Richard, now Director of METAS, to the CIPM. Dr Richard started his term at the March 2015 session of the CIPM.

Dr Richard is President of the Consultative Committee for Mass and related quantities (CCM).


Representatives of the NMIs or designated institutes of the Swiss Confederation (see CIPM MRA) participate in the following Consultative Committees:

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Contact:
  METAS
Lindenweg 50
CH-3003 Bern-Wabern
Tel.: + 41 58 387 01 11
Fax: + 41 58 387 02 10
Web: http://www.metas.ch/
Participating in the CIPM MRA since: 14 October 1999

Signed by: Wolfgang SCHWITZ (then Director, OFMET*)
* now METAS
Signatory/NMI:
  • Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), Bern-Wabern

  • Designated institute(s):
  • For ionizing radiation: radioactivity; activity, units Bq and Bq/g: Institut Universitaire de Radiophysique Appliquée (IRA), Lausanne (from 20 September 2002)
  • For absolute humidity: dew point from –90 °C to +95 °C: MBW Calibration AG (MBW), Wettingen (from 2 May 2014)
  • For photometry and radiometry: solar irradiance, responsivity: Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Obseratorium Davos and World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC), Davos Dorf (from 20 September 2002)
  • For thermometry: ROTH+CO.AG (ROTH+CO.AG), Oberuzwil (from 5 January 2011)

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  • Internationally recognized Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs)
  • Participation in key and supplementary comparisons
  • Submission of CMCs through: EURAMET.
  • The following institutes are authorized to use the CIPM MRA logo, for the fields of measurement supported by CMCs published in the KCDB:

    METAS (Switzerland) from 7 September 2006
    PMOD/WRC (Switzerland) from 6 October 2008
    ROTH+CO.AG (Switzerland) from 5 January 2011


    Over the last 15 years the Swiss Confederation has benefited from BIPM comparison and calibration services in the following fields:


    BIPM calibration certificates issued to the Swiss Confederation and/or its NMI(s)

    Delegates at the meeting of the CGPM in November 2014:
    • Dr Philippe Richard (Interim Head of Delegation)
    • Dr Christian Bock (Head of Delegation)
    Delegates at recent meetings of NMI Directors and State Party Representatives:
    • Dr Gregor Dudle (18-19 October 2017)
    • Dr Beat Jeckelmann (18-19 October 2017)
    • Dr Philippe Richard (18-19 October 2017)
    • Dr Philippe Richard (18-19 October 2017)
    • Dr Gregor Dudle (24-25 October 2016)
    • Dr Beat Jeckelmann (24-25 October 2016)
    • Dr Philippe Richard (24-25 October 2016)
    • Dr Christian Bock (13-14 October 2015)
    • Dr Philippe Richard (13-14 October 2015)
    Member States
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    Notice of Contributions
    Calculating Member State contributions
    List of Member States
    CIPM MRA
    Signatories of the MRA
    KCDB
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    Number of CMCs published per domaintable
    Meetings:
    NMI Directors and State Representatives