International Participation


Since 1994, Singapore has been a member of the Metre Convention, an international diplomatic treaty on world metrology. NMC establishes primary measurement standards as defined by the SI under the Metre Convention, to ensure compatibility of these measurements standards with the international system.

As part of the international metrology community, NMC actively promotes and collaborates with national metrology institutes in the region through the Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP), and other institutes worldwide through the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and the Consultative Committees of CIPM.

Participation in international committees:

Committee

Member Status

CIPM Consultative Committee for Acoustic, Ultrasound & Vibration

Observer

CIPM Consultative Committee for Electricity and Magnetism

Member

CIPM Consultative Committee for Length

Member

CIPM Consultative Committee for Photometry and Radiometry

Member

CIPM Consultative Committee for Thermometry

Member

CIPM Consultative Committee for Time & Frequency

Observer

International Committee on Illumination

Member

International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) Technical Committee (TC) 8: Traceability in Metrology

Member

IMEKO TC12: Temperature and Thermal Measurements

Member

 

Participation in regional APMP committees:

Committee

Member Status

Technical Committee for Acoustic, Ultrasound & Vibration

Member

Technical Committee for Electricity and Magnetism

Member

Technical Committee for Fluid Flow

Member

Technical Committee for Length

Member

Technical Committee for Mass & related Quantities

Member

Technical Committee for Photometry and Radiometry

Member

Technical Committee for Quality System

Member

Technical Committee for Thermometry

Member

Technical Committee for Time and Frequency

Member


NMC collaborates with other metrology institutes worldwide on joint projects, visits and exchanges in conferences, seminars and meetings.

NMC and KRISS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on technical cooperation on 25 July 2012.

Participation in international comparisons of measurements:
NMC participates in international comparison of measurements, known as key comparison, as well as supplementary international comparison, in various technical areas. 

Conducting technical assessments:
NMC has been invited to conduct technical peer assessment to other national metrology institutes, including BIPM, SCL Hong Kong, NMIA Australia, SIRIM Malaysia, KRISS Korea and NMISA South Africa.