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Measurement for our planet

As COP26 approaches, discover how NPL plays a key role in enabling climate action through the delivery of accurate, reliable data that supports decision making and enables low carbon innovation.

Creating impact from science and engineering

Our world-leading measurement solutions are critical to business and government, accelerating research and innovation, improving quality of life and enabling trade. We ensure our cutting-edge measurement science has a positive impact in the real world.

 
 

Quantum Showcase 2021, 5th November

Showcasing the breadth and depth of the National Quantum Technologies Programme

Quantum Showcase

Measurement for our planet

As COP26 approaches, discover how NPL plays a key role in enabling climate action through the delivery of accurate, reliable data that supports decision making and enables low carbon innovation.

Measurement for our planet
 

TRUTHS satellite calibration mission

Earth observation is a vital part of our research in tackling climate change. TRUTHS will help to improve confidence in data gathered from space.

TRUTHS

Ask the experts

This is your chance to pose your questions to the experts on everything from climate change, to our work in space.

Ask the experts
 

Take part in our poster challenge

Designed for Primary and Secondary pupils the poster challenge explores the role of measurement in tackling climate change.

Enter now

Measurement for Quantum

Providing measurement solutions to build confidence, drive innovation and enable efficiency in UK companies to help their recovery and growth.

Measurement for quantum
 

Energy and Environment National Challenge

NPL helps policy makers, industry and citizens take the right mitigation and adaptation actions and be confident in their impact

Energy environment

News
and views

The latest from the NPL press team.

News and press

Excellent science

As the UK's National Metrology Institute, NPL develops and maintains the national primary measurement standards. From new antibiotics to tackle resistance and more effective cancer treatments to unhackable quantum communications and superfast 5G, technological advances must be built on a foundation of reliable measurement to succeed. 

For over a century, we have worked with customers to translate scientific expertise into economic prosperity, skilled employment and improved quality of life. 

 

National challenges

Using our expertise to help you make a difference to some of the biggest challenges in industry, energy, environment and healthcare.

National challenges

Strategic partners

We have a partnering agreement with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the University of Strathclyde and University of Surrey, enabling us to work more closely with the academic community.

Strategic partners

Impartial and independent

We help save lives, protect the environment and enable citizens to feel safe and secure, as well as supporting international trade and commercial innovation.

As a national laboratory, our advice is always impartial and independent, meaning consumers, investors, policymakers and entrepreneurs can always rely on the work we do.

 

Be part of something amazing

We recruit energetic and imaginative people who share our values and want to work in an atmosphere of support and collaboration.

Careers

Work with us

Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070