What is the BIPM? part 1
The BIPM is...
- the international organization established by the Metre Convention, through which Member States act together on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards
- the home of the International System of Units (SI) and the international reference time scale (UTC).
The CIPM welcomes five new members as of March 2023
At the recent meeting of the CIPM (21-23 March 2023), five members took their seats for the first time: Georgette Macdonald (Canada), Victoria Coleman (Australia), JT Janssen (UK), Gopal Achanta (India) and Gustavo Ripper (Brazil). The CIPM members were elected by the CGPM in November 2022.
Key comparison demonstrates accuracy of N2O in Air Greenhouse Gas Standards
The comparison of nitrous oxide in air standards from ten laboratories has demonstrated reference value uncertainties of 0.1 nmol/mol to 0.3 nmol/mol, for the third most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Globally averaged atmospheric amount fractions have surpassed 334.5 nmol/mol and annual growth rates exceed 1 nmol/mol.
The CIPM bureau members as of March 2023
During the first session of its 112th meeting (21-23 March 2023) the CIPM elected Dr Wynand Louw (NMISA, South Africa) as President and Dr Takashi Usuda (NMIJ, Japan) as Secretary, for another four-year term. Dr Philippe Richard (METAS, Switzerland) and Dr James Olthoff (NIST, USA) were elected as Vice-Presidents.
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What is the BIPM? part 2
Our mission and objectives
The BIPM's vision is to be universally recognized as the world focus for the international system of measurement.
The BIPM's mission is to work with the National Metrology Institutes of its Member States, the Regional Metrology Organizations and strategic partners world-wide and to use its international and impartial status to promote and advance the global comparability of measurements for:
- Scientific discovery and innovation
- Industrial manufacturing and international trade
- Improving the quality of life and sustaining the global environment.
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