The national platform of optical metrology (i.e. plate-forme nationale de métrologie optique) was initially impulse by CNRS SPI department, with the support of the french Northern area (i.e. Rgion Nord - Pas de Calais) and the University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille (USTL). The project is carried by the Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille (i.e. Mechanics Laboratory of Lille) (LML, UMR CNRS 8107) and the Laboratoire de PhysicoChimie des Processus de Combustion et de l'Atmosphère (i.e. Laboratory of Physicochemistry of Combustion and Atmosphere Processes) (PC2A, UMR CNRS 8522).
The laboratory is implied in the developments of metrological technics for fluids mechanics and especially the following ones: