For a better understanding of the climate: METAS has produced the first two traceable references for hydrofluorocarbons.
Extreme weather situations such as flooding or drought call for accurate monitoring of hydrological parameters. To ensure that this runs seamlessly from the technical perspective, METAS operates and renews the equipment in the 300 or so measurement stations belonging to the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).
In future, the kilogram is to be defined using natural constants instead of the international prototype kilogram in Paris. One of the experiments contributing to this goal is the watt balance.
Monitoring of electricity grids is increasingly being carried out with so-called phasor measurement units (PMUs), tested and calibrated by METAS.