Measurement for our planet
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

Inspiring the next generation of climate scientists

Get involved and learn more about climate measurement

This year, the UK will host the world’s most important climate conference with a complementary Youth Summit planned for 28-30 September in Milan. The conference, known as COP26, or 26th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, provides a great opportunity for NPL to extend our climate focused Outreach initiatives and work with the next generation of climate scientists.

Throughout 2021, we will provide opportunities for participants in our Outreach programmes to engage with a range of climate-related competitions, activities and projects, along with the chance to see some of the exciting laboratories where our scientists work and to ask them about their climate related activities.

If you would like to learn more or take part in activities planned in 2021, you can sign up to learn more here (selecting the Outreach and STEM option). Be the first to learn of new activities as they are added to the calendar.

Activities will be open to individuals or groups of any size and include:

  • The Climate Quiz
  • Climate poster and design competitions
  • The Measurement at Home challenge
  • Your chance to meet the experts at NPL and our partner laboratories
  • Climate and science updates from our experts and the chance to see their laboratories

Yes, I’d like to take part

10 Nov 2021: School assemblies and workshop

Four top STEM professionals will describe their careers, and explain how measurement identifies global warming causes, issues, and solutions.

School assemblies






Measurement at home

Our measurement challenges are a chance for everyone to have some fun and learn about the science of measurement. This is your chance to be curious, take some measurements and compare your results. Join in, have fun and learn some real practical science! Make sure you measure up...

Measurement at home

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