Project: Large-scale dimensional measurements for geodesy

Acronym GeoMetre (Reference Number: 18SIB01)
Duration 01/06/2019 - 31/05/2022
Project Topic Technologies used in SatNav, automated machine guidance and surveying require highly accurate measurements of distance and position relative to the Earth’s surface. Geodesy, the science of Earth measurement, applies these technologies to predicting earthquakes, monitoring sea-level rises and ice sheet changes. Modern geodesy measurements are referenced to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF), but to meet demands for greater accuracy, potential innovations in instrumentation and measurement techniques need further development. This project will develop transfer standards to disseminate to the SI metre reference baseline distances of at least 5 m to 1 mm uncertainty and develop novel devices capable of 3-D measurements over a 200 m range with 200 micron uncertainty. Geodetic measurements of at least 5 km based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) or Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) will have uncertainties reduced to 1 mm or less. From natural hazard monitoring to surveying, users will benefit from significantly better distance and position accuracy than currently available, that will contribute to better understanding of environmental change.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2018

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Conservatoire national des arts et métiers Partner France
3 Central Office of Measures Partner Poland
4 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
5 Maanmittauslaitos Partner Finland
6 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
7 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB Partner Sweden
8 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
9 Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodasie Partner Germany
10 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Partner France
11 Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences Partner Germany
12 Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière Partner France
13 National Scientific Centre Institute of Metrology Partner Ukraine
14 Universitat Politècnica de València Partner Spain
15 Politechnika Warszawska Partner Poland