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International Activities


Because greenhouse gases mix completely in the atmosphere, greenhouse gas management requires international coordination and partnerships. For instance, international scientific collaborations help ensure that standards and measurements are consistent across national boundaries and that sound scientific information is available to all participating nations. International collaboration is integral to NIST's mission, and our collaborative efforts include:


Climate Sciences for the Americas: Metrology and Technology Challenges

The Inter-American System of Metrology has undertaken major initiatives in several countries to strengthen measurement and standards infrastructure in the Americas. Member states have hosted several workshops that directly support the activities of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, with a focus on renewable energy and measurements that support climate studies and greenhouse gas management.

Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM)

BIPM is an intergovernmental organization that coordinates the activities of member states on matters related to measurement science and standards. The BIPM Workshop on Global to Urban Scale Carbon Measurements was held in Sevres, France in June 2015. 

Created January 30, 2015, Updated April 5, 2022