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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


Measurement Training

Registrations are open for Temperature and Measurement Uncertainty early 2022


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Measurement in daily life

Modern society simply could not exist without measurement.

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COVID-19 Assistance

MSL's world-leading measurement expertise plays vital role


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