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Global Policy & Affairs

Facilitating policies in support of optics and photonics worldwide.

GEMM Initiative
Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Initiative (GEMM)

Engaging experts at institutions worldwide to form multidisciplinary regional centers that create and share new measurement technologies and climate models.

Discover GEMM
Global Chips Acts
Chips Initiatives

Optica is tracking two major semiconductor investments in the United States and in the EU

Learn more about Chips acts
Advocate of Optics

Recognizing an outstanding public official from any country who demonstrates leadership and support for the advancement of optics and photonics. 

Meet our honorees

Partnering with scientific, university and business organizations to achieve common goals.

Explore our partnerships
US Public Affairs Programs
US Public Affairs Programs

Providing Congressional Fellowships, Capitol Hill and District Visits and other resources to advance optics and photonics policy within the United States.

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Policy Issue Statements
Policy Issue Positions

Statements from the Optica Public Policy Council and Board of Directors on critical issues worldwide.

Find out where we stand on the issues
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