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Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Duration: All Day
Local Section: International*

The theme for World Metrology Day 2017 is Measurements for transport. This theme was chosen because transport plays such a key role in the modern world. We not only move ourselves, but also the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we use and rely on, not forgetting the raw materials they are made from. Doing so safely, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact requires an astonishing range of measurements.

Indeed more widely metrology, the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, in improving the quality of life and in protecting the global environment.
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention - the world-wide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875.
The World Metrology Day project is realized jointly by the BIPM and the OIML. We hope that you enjoy this site and that your Country or Metrology Organization will join us and participate in this year's event.

 

Forthcoming Events – three most immediate

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    Where sensors come to life! Register now for Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 Tuesday 26 September 8:00 AM - Wednesday 27 September 5:00 PM For more information click here
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    Teesside: Explosion Protection Thursday 28 September 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM A Technical Lecture on Explosion Protection by James Quartermaine of Pepperl & Fuchs. A Poster with full details is available to download here.
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    Henry Downes
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    Wires or Wireless - a new dilemma for the controls industry Tuesday 10 October 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM A presentation by Ian MacDonald of Emerson With the advent of wireless instrumentation, end users are unaware of the benefits that this technology can bring. Some myths are circulating in industries that assume it is the same as WI-FI that they have at home and that it is inherently unsecure, unreliable and expensive when compared to wired installations. Lets explore this topic to see what the true costs are of each technology. Is wireless m...