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ABOUT NCOSM

NCOSM in brief

National Center of Ocean Standards and Metrology (NCOSM) is a public service institution affiliated to the State Ocean Administration (SOA). It is in charge of national marine standardization, metrology and quality supervision, providing technical support and assurance for ocean economic development, ocean management, ocean science and technology, ocean security and public service.  In the mean time, NCOSM receives business supervision and direction from the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
In the mean time, NCOSM concurrently serves or acts as other 6 institutions:

National Quality Supervision and Testing Center for Marine Instrument and Equipment Products

As a public welfare non-profit institution, National Quality Supervision and Examination Center of Marine Instrument and Equipment, built on the base of National Center of Ocean Standards and Metrology, is the first national quality supervision and examination organization of marine instrument and equipment approved and authorized by AQSIQ and CNCA.

National Technical Committee 283 on Ocean of Standardization Administration of China (SAT/TC283)

The National Technical Committee 283 on Ocean of Standardization Administration of China (TC283), approved to be established in 2005 by the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China, is a technical organization engaged in national marine standardization. TC283 takes charge of standardization concerning the administration of sea area use, marine environment protection, marine administration enforcement, marine scientific survey, marine economic activities, marine public services and marine technology exploitation related to the areas of coastal zone, island, inner sea, territorial sea, adjacent sea, continental shelf, the exclusive economic zone and other areas under jurisdiction. The establishment of TC283 is a milestone in the advancement of marine standardization. As a technical organization of standardization for marine industry, TC283 improved and made clear of the working mechanism, enlarged the influence and scope of marine standardization and promoted the development of marine standardization.
 
There are 49 members in TC 283. There are 7 sub-committees under TC283 covering the fields of marine environment protection, ocean observation and ocean energy exploitation, sea area use management, ocean survey, marine engineering investigation and geomatics, marine biological resource exploitation and protection, and coastal wetlands.
 
The secretariat of TC 283 is attached to National Center Ocean Standards and Metrology which is responsible for the daily work and of the Committee and the standard technology of centralized business.

Regional Marine Instrument Center for the Asia-Pacific Region (RMIC/AP)

 Regional Marine Instrument Center for the Asia-Pacific Region (RMIC/AP)

National Ocean Metrology Service

National Marine Metrology Service (NMMS for short) was jointly approved by National Metrology Bureau (NMB for short) and State Oceanic Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SOA for short) on December 18th, 1984. It is the public institution under the leadership of SOA. Its business is under dual leadership of NMB and SOA. NMMS is the staff function carrying out metrological management, verification, arbitration and supervision of special value in marine economy and marine science and technology opening to the society. It is the Service of Legal Metrological Verification authorized by General Administration of Quality supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ for short) and the National Testing and Identification Agency of Scientific and Technological Achievements of the People’s Republic of China jointly accredited by the State Science and Technology Commission and the State Bureau of Technology Supervision (SBTS for short) on May 8th, 1995.

 

National Metrological Technology Committee of Special Measuring Instruments in Marine

National Metrological Technology Committee of Special Measuring Instruments in Marine was approved by AQSIQ on December 3rd, 2012, whose secretariat is set up in National Center of Ocean Standards and Metrology (NCOSM for short). It carries out marine metrological work according to National Metrological Technology Committee rules, around needs of national marine development, combined with practical marine work, and in accordance with the overall deployment of national metrological work.

Marine Review Group for China Metrology Accreditation (MRGCMA)

Marine Review Group for China Metrology Accreditation was jointly approved by SOA and SBTS on March 19th, 1991. It is the organization carrying out metrological accreditation in marine under the leadership of national metrological accreditation bureau. It has 53 auditors and has reviewed 62 laboratories in marine now. It has been playing an irreplaceable role in standardizing marine laboratory management, improving marine monitoring and testing technology and ensuring accuracy and reliability of marine monitoring and testing data.