Large-scale dimensional measurements for geodesy

Project: EU project

Project Details


A robust and accurate frame of reference for reliable geodetic monitoring.

Novel scientific concepts and field-capable devices are needed for SI-traceable large-scale dimensional measurements, e.g. in monitoring changes in sea level, retreating ice sheets and long-term tectonic motion.

Project develops a robust and accurate frame of reference for reliable geodetic monitoring.

VTT MIKES develops a field-capable spectroscopic long-range thermometer, since accurate air temperature measurements are crucial in improving distance measurement uncertainty.

Call 2018: SI Broader Scope

This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/06/1930/11/22

Collaborative partners

  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) (Project partner)
  • Central Office of Measures (GUM) (Project partner)
  • National Metrological Institute (INRIM) (Project partner)
  • National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) (Project partner)
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (Project partner)
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Project partner)
  • Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy BKG (Project partner)
  • French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (Project partner)
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Project partner)
  • National Institute of Geographical and Forest Information (IGN) (Project partner)
  • National Scientific Center “Institute of Metrology” (NSC-IM) (Project partner)
  • Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) (Project partner)
  • Warsaw University of Technology (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • dimensional measurements in geodesy
  • geodetic monitoring
  • spectroscopic thermometer
  • Large-Scale Dimensional Metrology for Geodesy—First Results from the European GeoMetre Project

    Pollinger, F., Courde, C., Eschelbach, C., García-Asenjo, L., Guillory, J., Hedekvist, P. O., Kallio, U., Klügel, T., Neyezhmakov, P., Pesce, D., Pisani, M., Seppä, J., Underwood, R., Wezka, K. & Wiśniewski, M., 2023, Geodesy for a Sustainable Earth: Proceedings of the 2021 Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Geodesy. Freymueller, J. T. & Sánchez, L. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 105-110 (International Association of Geodesy Symposia, Vol. 154).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    2 Citations (Scopus)
  • The European GeoMetre project: developing enhanced large-scale dimensional metrology for geodesy

    Pollinger, F., Baselga, S., Courde, C., Eschelbach, C., García-Asenjo, L., Garrigues, P., Guillory, J., Hedekvist, P. O., Helojärvi, T., Jokela, J., Kallio, U., Klügel, T., Köchert, P., Lösler, M., Luján, R., Meyer, T., Neyezhmakov, P., Pesce, D., Pisani, M., Poutanen, M., & 8 othersPrellinger, G., Sauthoff, A., Seppä, J., Truong, D., Underwood, R., Wezka, K., Wallerand, J. P. & Wiśniewski, M., 20 Feb 2023, In: Applied Geomatics. 15, 2, p. 371-381 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    4 Citations (Scopus)