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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).


New era of apprenticeships

The future is bright for the next generation of lab technicians

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Measurement in daily life

Modern society simply could not exist without measurement.

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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

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COVID-19 Assistance

MSL's world-leading measurement expertise plays vital role

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A world first for Thermocouples

MSL Scientists develop unique calibration service.

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The temperature of industry

Helping NZ’s petrochemical industry stay ahead

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Proficiency Testing

The Measurement Standards Laboratory runs a Proficiency Testing Programme.