– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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International Union of Radio Science (URSI)

The International Union of Radio Science (URSI), a non-governmental and non-profit organisation under the International Council for Science, is responsible for stimulating and co-ordinating, on an international basis, studies, research, applications, scientific exchange, and communication in the fields of radio science.

The BIPM and URSI cooperate to exchange knowledge in the use of measurement standards, development measurement techniques and methods, and agreeing on strategies for achieving common goals. URSI Commission A on Electromagnetic Metrology promotes research and development in the field of measurement standards and physical constants, calibration and measurement methodologies, improved quantification of accuracy, metrological traceability and measurement uncertainty.

Links between the BIPM and the URSI:

  • URSI participates in the CCTF.
  • Dr Patrizia Tavella is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of Commission A.

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