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The Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL) is New Zealand's national metrology institute.

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MSL has primary responsibility to provide measurement standards in accordance with the International System of units (SI).

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An online Introduction to MSL

Learn all about our role as New Zealand's National Metrology Institute

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COVID-19 Assistance

MSL's world-leading measurement expertise plays vital role


Measurement Training

Registrations are still open


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Measurement in daily life

Modern society simply could not exist without measurement.

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World Metrology Day 2021

Official Opening and World Metrology Day Celebrations


New era of apprenticeships

The future is bright for the next generation of lab technicians


Developing Metrology Technicians

MSL has introduced an apprenticeship style approach to develop new talent

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New MSL Laboratories

Nearly two years since turning the first sod, MSL's new Laboratory is complete

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Probing the quantum realm

MSL research supports the development of next-generation quantum technologies

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Use of Infrared Thermometers

Use of infrared thermometers and thermal imagers for COVID-19