Resolution 3 of the 20th CGPM

The need for long-term metrological research

The 20th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures,


  • the continual increase in demand for accurate and efficient measurement in science, technology and international trade,
  • that the development of improved measurement standards and techniques needs to be carried out well in advance of their application in science and industry,
  • that these developments can only take place on the basis of a solid foundation of long-term metrological research closely linked to advances in science,

recommends that national laboratories

  • continue to undertake long-term metrological research as well as meeting the more immediate requirements of measurement services and
  • keep the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures informed as to the results of the work related to fundamental metrology.

reference The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text

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