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NPL launches Metrology Research Roadmaps

The roadmaps provide a research agenda for the next decade

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Launched today, the Metrology Research Roadmaps will guide NPL’s research over the next decade. The aim is to address scientific topics and reduce scientific and measurement uncertainties within, and across, disciplines. Each Roadmap shows the critical metrology that needs to be in place over the next decade, as well as highlighting the measurement challenges and barriers.

In 2021, NPL’s leading scientists created twelve roadmaps for the highest priority research areas based on the findings of NPL’s Technology and Measurement Foresighting exercise. The roadmaps were designed in consultation with external stakeholders and metrology experts.

The roadmaps are aspirational and outline NPL’s vision and ambition to deliver impact through collaboration. They cover the research on SI units, as well as some of the key challenges facing society including health, the environment, productivity and innovation. Each roadmap identifies some of the greatest metrology challenges and provides a framework from which researchers, funding bodies and businesses can engage with NPL.  

The roadmaps are a significant step in sharing NPL’s ambitious research plans, with the hope that they will stimulate collaboration, inspire scientists to create innovative solutions to overcome metrology barriers, and strengthen  support for the research, development and innovation landscape.

Head of Science and Senior NPL Fellow, Ian Gilmore said: “These Metrology Research Roadmaps are our collective vision of some of the greatest metrology challenges for the next decade. By openly publishing them today we  invite collaboration to find solutions.”


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08 Sep 2022