PTB's International Cooperation Department has established an interdisciplinary expert task force concerning the following topics:

  • the mitigation of economic consequences in our partner countries
  • health related activities in quality infrastructure
  • digital work and cooperation

BIPM - Metrology


The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, BIPM, is the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.

The BIPM bundles the information from the NMIs of the world regarding their work to combat the corona pandemic and thus provides an excellent overview filled with valuable information.



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