Time - strategic overview

BIPM work programme - Time Metrology

Strategic overview

  • To calculate, disseminate, and improve the world reference time scale UTC through the integration of data from atomic clocks and time transfer measurements at the NMIs (including tests and inclusion of new types of standards and their comparison at long distance).
  • To support the development and best use of the new optical frequency standards and their high stability measurements at distance for the improvement of UTC and to support the future redefinition of the second.
  • To promote the importance and benefits of a unique reference time scale ensuring traceable access to the SI second to the international industrial and scientific communities and other involved international organizations.



Mme Patrizia Tavella

Time Department

link to time staff - fr

work programme FOOTNOTE - fr

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