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

  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (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 Centre Institute of Metrology (Project partner)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) (Project partner)
  • Warsaw University of Technology (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • dimensional measurements in geodesy
  • geodetic monitoring
  • spectroscopic thermometer


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