The Commission promotes research and development in the field of measurement standards, in calibration and measurement methodologies, and the intercomparison of such. Areas of emphasis are:
(a) the development and refinement of new measurement techniques;
(b) primary standards, including those based on quantum phenomena;
(c) realization and dissemination of time and frequency standards;
(d) characterization of the electromagnetic properties of materials; and
(e) electromagnetic dosimetry.
The commission fosters accurate and consistent measurements needed to support research, development and exploitation of electromagnetic technologies across the spectrum.