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Launch of Greenhouse Gas Scale Task Group: expanding accessibility to standards for CO2 atmospheric monitoring and emissions authentication
A Task Group for Greenhouse Gas Scale Comparisons has been established within the CCQM-GAWG with the goal of increasing global accessibility to standards for underpinning long-term monitoring and emissions authentication of CO2 in the atmosphere.
National Measurement Institutes demonstrate high accuracy reference measurement system for SARS-CoV-2 testing
Twenty-one National Metrology Institutes and expert laboratories from sixteen countries have demonstrated that highly accurate measurements of the amount of the SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA can be achieved worldwide using reverse transcription-digital PCR (RT-dPCR). The comparison study (CCQM-P199.b) is organized by the CCQM Working Group on Nucleic Acid Analysis (CCQM-NAWG).
Towards more accurate monitoring of surface ozone
Participants at the BIPM virtual workshop on 'Accurate Monitoring of Surface Ozone' from air quality monitoring networks, environment agencies, instrument manufacturers and metrology institutes, agreed to work together to develop an implementation plan to enable more accurate surface ozone measurements world-wide. The workshop was held from 5 to 9 October 2020.
CCQM-NAWG launches comparison of SI-traceable RNA measurement procedures to support COVID-19 diagnostic testing
The CCQM Working Group on Nucleic Acid Analysis (CCQM-NAWG) has launched a fast-tracked inter-laboratory study for SARS-CoV-2 genome measurement. The study (CCQM-P199.b), will focus on measuring key genes that are targeted by diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, and uses materials developed in China and the UK.