National Physical Laboratory


Climate workshop held at NPL in May 2015
Climate workshop held at NPL in May 2015

Our scientists have expertise in designing optical instruments. This includes a range of instruments, from in-laboratory, low uncertainty instruments to field instruments supporting earth observation activities.

NPL represents the UK, and in some cases the international metrology community as a whole, on a number of key committees. These include the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites working group on Calibration and Validation (CEOS WGCV), where it also provides the chair for the Infrared, Visible and Optical Sensors sub-group (IVOS), Network for Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC) and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). ItĀ also supports UK government-funded research within the research councils and government policy (in this context) through Defra, DIUS and associated agencies. NPL is recognised as the European lead national metrology institute (NMI) in this sector and is providing strategic support to the European Space Agency (ESA).



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