Something I'm proud of working on is supporting our sister team - the Climate and Earth Observation Team - to calibrate the instruments they will use in a new satellite calibration facility in the Namibian desert. Twenty years ago, satellite data measurements couldn’t really be relied upon, and the lack of traceability in measurements was used to question climate data. But now we are putting traceability into the measurement of satellites.
I use, design, and repair equipment to take measurements. Measurement science is mostly about making sure that measurements made in the world are correct. So, for instance, at the supermarket, how do you know a kilo is a kilo?