- Bureau International des
Poids et Mesures
The task of the BIPM
is to ensure world-wide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the
International System of Units (SI). The BIPM
carries out measurement-related research. It takes part in, and organizes, international
comparisons of national measurement standards, and it carries out calibrations for Member
- The Network of European
EUMETNET is a
network grouping 18 European National Meteorological Services. EUMETNET provides a
framework to organise co-operative programmes between the Members in the various fields of
basic meteorological activities such as observing systems, data processing, basic
forecasting products, research and development, training.
Through EUMETNET Programmes, the Members intend to develop their collective capability to
serve environment management and climate monitoring and to bring to all European users the
best available quality of meteorological information.
inquiries contact the Co-Ordination Office
- Association of
Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry
The Association represents the views of the Hydro-Meteorological Equipment
Industry world-wide, collects and disseminates information relative to our industry and
provides a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues of mutual concern.
- International Organization
A network of
national standards institutes from 145 countries working in partnership with international
organizations, governments, industry, business and consumer representatives. The source of
ISO 9000 and more than 13 700 International Standards for business, government
- World Radiation Centre at
PMOD - Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium in Davos
In 1909, the "Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium
Davos" (PMOD) started operational measurements of the direct solar irradiance. Later,
it started investigating the biologically active ultra-violet radiation, UV-B.
In 1971 the PMOD was designated by the World Meteorological Organization to
serve as a World Radiation Center. The operation of the WRC was offered by the Swiss
government to WMO as a contribution of Switzerland to the World Weather Watch Programme.
A further service was added in 1996 with the operation of the World Optical depth Research
and Calibration Center (WORCC), a Swiss contribution to the Global Atmosphere Watch of