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The French Republic

The French Republic became a Member State in 1875.

In recognition of the role of France as the originator of the metric system and depository of the Metre Convention, the CIPM encourages the election of one French member.

Dr Noël Dimarcq, Obervatoire de la Côte d'Azur, was elected to the CIPM by the 26th CGPM (November 2018).

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

Note: This summary chart also includes personal members where applicable.

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Web: http://www.lne.fr/
Participating in the CIPM MRA since: 14 October 1999

Signed by: André KELLER (then Director, BNM*)
* now LNE
  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d'Essais (LNE), Paris

  • Designated institute(s):
  • For mass and related quantities: fluid flow: liquid flow, flow speed; for thermometry: humidity: Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques (LNE-CETIAT), Villeurbanne Cedex
  • For ionizing radiation: dosimetry, radioactivity: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique/Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel (LNE-LNHB), Gif-sur-Yvette cedex
  • For length: laser radiations; for photometry and radiometry: photometry; for thermometry: temperature, thermophysical quantities: Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers/Laboratoire Commun de Métrologie (LNE-LCM/Cnam), La Plaine-Saint-Denis
  • For mass and related quantities: École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers de Paris (LNE-ENSAM), Paris
  • For ionizing radiation: neutron measurements: Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (LNE-IRSN), Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex
  • For mass and related quantities: fluid flow: gas flow > 2 g/s: Laboratoire Associé de Débitmétrie Gazeuse (LNE-LADG), Poitiers Cedex
  • For realization of the SI units in time and frequency (primary and secondary standards) and gravimetry, and for elaboration and dissemination of time scales: Observatoire de Paris/Systèmes de Référence Temps-Espace (LNE-SYRTE), Paris
  • For mass and related quantities: fluid flow: quantity of fluid (oil): Société des Transports Pétroliers par Pipeline (LNE-TRAPIL), Paris Cedex 15
  • For electricity and magnetism: phase noise; for time and frequency: time interval: Université de Franche-Comté , Laboratoire Temps-fréquence de Besançon (LNE-LTFB), Besançon cedex

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    The following institutes are authorized to use the CIPM MRA logo, for the fields of measurement supported by CMCs published in the KCDB:

    LNE from 4 October 2006
    LNE-CETIAT from 4 October 2006
    LNE-ENSAM from 4 October 2006
    LNE-IRSN from 4 October 2006
    LNE-LADG from 4 October 2006
    LNE-LCM/Cnam from 4 October 2006
    LNE-LNHB from 4 October 2006
    LNE-LTFB from 28 May 2009
    LNE-SYRTE from 4 October 2006
    LNE-TRAPIL from 28 May 2009

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

    • Chemistry
    • Electricity
    • Ionizing Radiation
    • Mass
    • Time

    BIPM calibration certificates issued to the French Republic and/or its NMI(s)

    Delegates at the meeting of the CGPM in November 2018:
    • Dr Noël Dimarcq
    • Mr Luc Erard
    • Mrs Corinne Lagauterie (Head of Delegation)
    • Dr Maguelonne Chambon
    • Mr Thomas Grenon
    • Mr Rémi Stefanini
    • Mr Bernard Van Maris
    • Mr Fabrice Aidan
    • Mr Thibault Desbets
    • Mrs Marielle Fayol
    • Mr Philippe Gaucher

    Nationals having participated in/benefited from the BIPM CBKT programme:

    Nationals having contributed to the BIPM CBKT programme:

    National institutes having sponsored a BIPM CBKT initiative (in full or in part):

    • No sponsorship yet

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