Metrology for Sustainable Energy Technologies and the Environment (M4SET)

Participating Countries

Member countries of the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM) and the Organization of American States (OAS).

Objectives

To strengthen measurement capabilities in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energies, air quality and greenhouse gases as means to support the deployment of sustainable energy technologies and foster low carbon economic growth

Overview

Developing the Western Hemisphere's sustainable energy technologies and achieving a low carbon economic growth requires adequate metrology infrastructure, accurate traceability, calibration and measurement capabilities, and adherence to internationally recognized measurement standards. The M4SET project seeks to improve the understanding and application of metrology in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energies and air quality. The project has been designed to support capacity building, knowledge sharing, research opportunities and collaborative activities for government officials and technical stakeholders to bridge the gap between technical capabilities, energy and environmental policies.

Benefits of the M4SET Project
  • Improved metrology's infrastructure to support GHG emission measurements, air quality, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
  • Increased technical skills on metrology applications for sustainable energy technologies and air quality.
  • Reinvigoration of the role of Metrology to support the adoption of international standards and measurements needed to advance the adoption of sustainable energy technologies and improve air quality.
  • Knowledge exchange and best practices among technical agencies in the hemisphere.
  • Increased communication to bridge gap between sustainable energy, air quality and policy making.
  • Engage government officials and metrology communities to respond to the technical needs arising as part of the implementation of the commitments to reduce GHG emissions and improve air quality.
Implementing Partners

 

OAS                                      NIST             

International Metrology Cooperation in Support of Energy & Environment
The side event devoted to International Metrology Cooperation in support of Energy and Environment, hosted by the National Institute of Standards and technology (NIST) and the Organization of the American States  (OAS) ...
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