National Institute of Standards and Technology - USA - NIST:


Sensor Science Division

Surface and Interface Metrology Group

Remote Sensing Group

NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. It's vision is to be the world's leader in creating critical measurement solutions and promoting equitable standards.  Our efforts stimulate innovation, foster industrial competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.

Core Competencies:
• Measurement science
• Rigorous traceability
• Development and use of standards

National Research Council - Canada - NRC:


The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, and fulfilling government mandates.

Centro Nacional de Metrologia – Mexico - CENAM:


CENAM is the Mexican national reference laboratory for measurements. It is responsible for establishing and maintaining national standards, offering metrological services such as calibration of instruments and standards, certification and development of reference materials, courses specialized in metrology, aptitude tests and consultancies. It maintains close contact with other national laboratories and international organizations related to metrology, in order to ensure the international recognition of Mexico's national standards and, consequently, to promote the acceptance of products and services in our country. CENAM, being the primary laboratory of Mexico, does not carry out regulatory activities. The Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization and its Regulations establish the responsibility of the Ministry of Economy and other agencies, such as the National Commission for Standardization and the Federal Attorney's Office for the Consumer, to apply the provisions established by law.