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Encyclopedia > Bureau International des Poids et Mesures

The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (International Bureau of Weights and Measures, or BIPM) is a Standards Organizations are bodies, organizations and institutions that produce, and in some cases measure, standards. Standards Organizations are constituted at the national, transnational and international levels - e.g. the British Standards Institution, the European Committee for Standardization), and the International Telecommunication Union. The subject of their work can be narrow... standards organization, one of the three organizations established to maintain the Si or si or SI may stand for: SI, the Système International dUnités (the metric International System of Units) one of two Spanish words pronounced like see: sí (accented) for yes and si (unaccented) for if in music, Si, the seventh note of solfege in chemistry, Si... SI system under the terms of the The Metre Convention (or Convention of the Metre, or Convention du Mètre in French, its original language) of 1875 is an international treaty that established what is now known as the SI system. It was revised at the 6th CGPM in 1921. In 1960 the system of units it... Metre Convention.


It is based in at the Pavillon de Breteuil in Sèvres, Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. Subject to disclaimers. Trying... France, where it enjoys Extraterritoriality is the state of being exempt from the jurisdiction of local law, usually as the result of diplomatic negotiations. For instance, a citizen of country A may enjoy extraterritoriality while visiting country B. In that case, this person cannot legally be tried by the courts of country B for... extraterritorial status.


According to its official site (http://www.bipm.org/en/home/):

The task of the BIPM is to ensure world-wide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units (SI).

It does this with the authority of the The Metre Convention (or Convention of the Metre, or Convention du Mètre in French, its original language) of 1875 is an international treaty that established what is now known as the SI system. It was revised at the 6th CGPM in 1921. In 1960 the system of units it... Convention of the Metre, a diplomatic A treaty is a binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations. Treaties can be called by many names: treaties, international agreements, protocols, covenants, conventions, exchanges of letters, exchanges of notes, etc.; however all of these are equally treaties, and the rules... treaty between fifty-one nations, and it operates through a series of Consultative Committees, whose members are the national Measurement is the determination of the size or magnitude of something. Measurement is not limited to physical quantities, but can extend to quantifying almost anything imaginable. Examples of measurement range from degrees of uncertainty, to the consumer confidence, to the rate of increase in the fall in the price of... metrology laboratories of the Member States of the Convention, and through its own laboratory work.


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 States.


The other organizations which maintain the SI system are:

External links

  • BIPM (http://www.bipm.org/en/home/)

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International Bureau of Weights and Measures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (197 words)
It is based at the Pavillon de Breteuil in Sèvres, France, where it enjoys extraterritorial status.
The task of the BIPM is to ensure world-wide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units (SI).
It does this with the authority of the Convention du Mètre, a diplomatic treaty between fifty-one nations (as of 2005), and it operates through a series of Consultative Committees, whose members are the national metrology laboratories of the Member States of the Convention, and through its own laboratory work.
Metric Convention (3578 words)
The operation of the international bureau shall be under the exclusive direction and supervision of an international committee of weights and measures, which latter shall be under the control of a general conference for weights and measures, to be composed of the delgates of all the contracting governments.
The entire expense of the construction and outfit of the international bureau of weights and mesasures, together with the annual cost of its maintenance and the expenses of the committee, shall be defrayed by contributions from the contracting states, the amount of which shall be computed in proportion to the actual population of each.
The international committee shall prepare detailed regulations for the organization and the labors of the bureau, and shall fix the amounts to be paid for the performance of the extraordinary duties provided for in article 6 of this convention.
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