World Metrology Day Events

Below is the list of those 2015 World Metrology Day
events we have been notified of.

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Celebration of World Metrology Day 2015 in Australia

NMIA is hosting a breakfast forum to commemorate World Metrology Day 2015, using the occasion to celebrate the re-election of Dr Barry Inglis, NMIA’s inaugural CEO, as President of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM).

NMIA’s Dr Angela Samuel will facilitate a discussion with Dr Inglis and Dr Bronwyn Evans, CEO of Standards Australia, which will focus on how measurement and the broader standards and conformance (S & C) infrastructure can help address societal challenges in health, energy, food, etc. NMI will also mark World Metrology Day by announcing the winners of two awards, the Barry Inglis Medal and the NMI Prize for outstanding achievement in measurement.

For more information please visit: www.measurement.gov.au/Pages/In-Conversation-World-Metrology-Day-2015.aspx




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Celebration of World Metrology Day 2015 in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Each year, World Metrology Day is celebrated in the Republic of Azerbaijan. This year the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patent of the Republic of Azerbaijan will organize an international seminar in line with this year’s theme “Measurements and Light” on 20 May 2015 in Baku.

The invited speakers from the both public and private sectors, representatives from higher educational institutions, as well as experts from calibration laboratories will deliver speeches on the current status of measurements in the country, the challenges faced by and needs in industry, proposed solutions, etc. during this event.

In addition it is expected that experts from the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), respresentatives of member states of the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (EASC), as well as Euro-Asian Council of National Metrological Institutions (COOMET) and media respresentatives will also attend this international seminar.




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World Metrology Day in Brazil

On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2015, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology of Brazil - Inmetro, joins the international community to celebrate the event and discuss the theme “Measurements and Light”.

Actions in this regard include lectures, visits to Inmetro’s laboratories, and the production and distribution of promotional material to raise awareness of metrology across the country, including the educational community.

The main celebration will take place on May 20 at Inmetro’s facilities, in Rio de Janeiro.

Join us in celebrating World Metrology Day!



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World Metrology Day events in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Institute of Metrology, the State Agency for Metrological and the Technical Surveillance and Union of Metrologists in Bulgaria are planning to jointly celebrate this year’s World Metrology Day with a chain of events. Amongst them are:

  • 12th Scientific-Practical Conference under the motto “Measurements and Light” which will be organized on 20 May. This conference will include the following topics:
    • Light, human and metrology,
    • New sources of light – a challenge facing metrology and consumer protection,
    • Technologies, innovations, measurements, measurement standards – current status and prospective for development;
  • Seminar “Measurements of Light and by Light” organized on 21 May, which will examine specific topics in the field of photometry, spectrophotometry, refractometry, reflection and color. Experts from BIM will give lectures on the topics mentioned.

Colleagues from the Bulgarian Institute of Standardization, the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the Technical University of Sofia, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, NPP Kozloduy as well as former colleagues in the field of metrology, manufacturers of measuring instruments and other interested parties are invited to attend the events.

The events are part of the national program for celebrating the International Year of Light, 2015 (IYL – 2015) under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rosen Plevneliev.



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Chinese Taipei


World Metrology Day events in Taiwan

The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection of Taiwan, R.O.C. is planning to celebrate this year’s World Metrology Day with a series of events as follows:

  • On May 12, a seminar will be held on the verification and inspection of measuring instruments. A number of specific topics will be addressed.
  • On May 13, a metrology training course will be held. Topics will include calibration of measuring instruments for mass and uncertainty in measurement.
  • On May 15, a metrology training course will be held. Invited experts will share practical cases and experiences in measurement.
  • On May 18, a seminar on “International Metrology Trends and Development” will be held. Key speakers will include Dr. Milton, BIPM Director, and other guest speakers.
  • On May 19, a seminar on verification and technical inspection for measuring instruments will be held. Topics of the seminar will be related to radiation, light and concerned regulations.
  • On May 20, a seminar on “Legal Units of Measurement and Metrology Techniques” will be held. The topics of the seminar will focus on measurement accuracy and reliability of measurement.

For more information please visit: www.bsmi.gov.tw/wSite/mp?mp=2



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Día Mundial de la Metrología 2015 - Colombia

Este 20 de mayo, Instituto Nacional de Metrología de Colombia – INM, se une a la celebración del Día Mundial de la Metrología, el cual se encuentra ligado al Año Internacional de la Luz y de las Tecnologías basadas en Luz, decretado por la UNESCO.

Por tal razón pone a disposición de todos los interesados, esta agenda preliminar.



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Light in metrology

The Danish celebration of the 2015 World Metrology Day is being held on May 18 at the Confederation of Danish Industry in Copenhagen.

Interested people and experts are invited to an event at which they can meet each other, and also gain insight, foresight and overviews on the uses of light in metrology.

Five exciting talks by invited speakers from industry and universities will provide the framework for a debate, in which we will discuss current and future needs for light-based metrology measurements. After the formal program, discussions may continue over lunch.

For further information please visit: www.dfm.dtu.dk/index.php?id=281

The Danish Metrology Day is arranged by the following institutes: DFM, DANAK, DELTA, DI, Force Technology and Teknologisk Institut.



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World Metrology Day in Ecuador

The World Metrology Day initiative is conducted jointly by the BIPM and the OIML. The various institutions of the world unite with enthusiasm to mark this celebration, a fact that the INEN (Ecuadorian Service for Standardization) could not be oblivious to. Among its most demanding responsibilities, INEN has managed metrology in Ecuador almost since its inception in the 1970s, since when it has been providing this service to society and industry.

On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2015, INEN is organizing an event in Ecuador - please download the Program for details.



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Celebration of World Metrology Day 2015 in Egypt

NIS, the Egyptian National Institute for Standards, celebrates annually the occasion of World Metrology Day by organizing a big event.

Regarding this year is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies as proclaimed by the General Assembly of the UN and as organized by UNESCO, the current event is entitled "Measurements and Light", and it will take place at NIS premises on 20 May.

During this one-day event, several talks will be given, including a general talk by NIS acting president and a specialized talk on the theme “Measurements and Light" by the Head of length and precision engineering division. A guided tour around the laboratories will also take place. The main objective of the event will be the interaction between visitors and NIS staff to raise awareness of the importance of metrology especially in the field of Light which is the theme of this year.

Articles, brochures and the Arabic translation of the BIPM director’s message and press release will be available to all guests and published on the NIS website. Posters and banners will be displayed in many places within the country to increase public awareness.

Egyptian media will cover the event in daily newspapers and on some TV channels.

A short film on NIS activities will be presented during this day.

For further information please visit:  www.nis.sci.eg and www.facebook.com/Worldmetrologyday.nis.eg




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World Metrology Day in Ethiopia

The National Metrology Institute of Ethiopia celebrated World Metrology Day in various ways.

For full details, please download this document.



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France - Metrodiff


Conférences : "La lumière et les lumières"

Les conférenciers Thierry Gaudin et Jean-François Magana, tous deux Ingénieurs, vont nous conter des facettes sociétales inspirées par ce mot "lumière".

2015 est "l'année internationale de la lumière". Nos deux interlocuteurs vont faire un lien entre la lumière dans la société, la connaissance, la philosophie et la lumière sous son biais utilitariste vue par les scientifiques.

Alors que la lumière est devenue le support de la diffusion de l'information, et en s'inspirant de l'histoire, de la philosophie et des sciences jusqu'à notre société mondialisée, Thierry Gaudin et Jean-François Magana nous parlent de la société qui se dessine.

Les conférences auront lieu :

  • le 27 avril à l'Ecole des Mines d'Albi Carmaux, et
  • le 19 mai au CNAM de Paris.

Les deux conférences sont gratuites et accessibles librement. Votre inscription est toutefois nécessaire.

Pour s'inscrire, cliquer ici.


Conferences: "Light and the lights"

Speakers Thierry Gaudin and Jean-Francois Magana, both engineers, will tell us about the societal aspects inspired by the word "light".

2015 is the "International Year of Light". Our two speakers will make a connection between light in society, knowledge, and philosophy and light under its bias utilitarian view by scientists.

As light became the medium of information dissemination, and building on history, philosophy and science up to our global society, Thierry Gaudin and Jean-Francois Magana will talk about the society that is emerging.

The conferences will take place:

  • on April 27 at the Ecole des Mines d'Albi Carmaux, and
  • on May 19 at the CNAM in Paris.

Both lectures are free and freely accessible, however registration is necessary.

To register, please click here.



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Journée Mondiale de la Métrologie - Gabon

A l’instar de la communauté international le Gabon par le billet de l’Agence Gabonaise de Normalisation (AGANOR), célébrera ce 20 mai 2015, la Journée Mondiale de la Métrologie avec pour thème : Mesures et Lumière.

Le programme de cette célébration se fera en deux temps, dans un premier temps pour la Journée du 20, il y aura un discours télévisé du Ministre de tutelle de l’AGANOR, le Ministre des Mines de l’Industrie et du Tourisme et dans le second temps une célébration proprement dite se fera en différé avec des conférences-débats et des projections de spots de sensibilisation autour de la Métrologie.




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WMD 2015 in The Gambia

In past years, the National Metrology Laboratory (NML) of The Gambia Standards Bureau (TGSB) has regularly organized a number of programs for various sectors of the economy. This year the NML intends to continue in the same vein by collaborating closely with the Weights and Measures Bureau (WMB), the institution responsible for Legal Metrology in The Gambia in commemoration of World Metrology Day. For more details, click here.



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World Metrology Day in Ghana

On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2015, the Ghana Standards Authority is organizing a programme of events - for details, please download the event program.



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Islamic Republic of Iran


WMD 2015 in the Islamic Republic of Iran

The National  Metrology Center of Iran is celebrating World Metrology Day by organizing an important event. In 2015 the 7th Conference of World Metrology Day (Measurements and Light) will be held on 20 May.

During this one-day event in conjunction with the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of the National Metrology Center of Iran, several speeches will be given by the first vice president, the head of the Institute of standards and Industrial Research of Iran, and by professors and professionals. Videos will also be presented. Articles, brochures and case studies will be available to all guests, and posters and banners will be displayed in many places in the country to increase public awareness.

The messages of the BIML and BIPM Directors and articles on World Metrology Day have been translated into Farsi and published on the National  Metrology Center of Iran website (metrology.isiri.org).

The National  Metrology Center of Iran will prepare and publish the Monthly Journal of Metrology  based on the topic of World Metrology Day (Measurements and Light). In addition, radio and television programs on the topic Measurements and Light will be prepared and broadcast.

For more information please contact the following addresses:

Mr. Khosro Madanipour, ISIRI General Director, Metrology Center
Tel: +98-26-3280-3867
Fax: +98-26-3281-8866
Address: ISIRI,shahr-e-sanati.P.O.Box:31585-163,Karaj

Mrs. Mahnaz Hashami, ISIRI Head of Standardization Group, Metrology Center
Tel: +98-26-3280-3867
Fax: +98-26-3281-8866
Address: ISIRI, shahr-e-sanati.P.O.Box:31585-163, Karaj



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World Metrology Day 2015 in Italy

The Italian Metrology Institute (INRIM) is organizing a workshop on the impact of light-related technologies on research, metrology and industry.

The full-day workshop, in Italian, is aimed at  the non-specialized public in order to spread knowledge and increase interest on the theme of light outside of the technical community.

The programme themes will include specific examples related to:

  • light applications in scientific research,
  • the use of light in industrial applications, and
  • the use of light in the life sciences.

The event will conclude with a round table discussion.

The full programme is available at: www.inrim.it/events/wmd/2015/iscrizioni.html



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Korea (Rep.)


Celebration of World Metrology Day 2015 in the Republic of Korea

The two main events organized by KRISS in celebration of World Metrology Day are co-sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) and the National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST).

This year’s WMD symposium features two invited speakers, who will respectively give presentations on research and business in optical technologies. The symposium will be preceded by a ceremony at which twelve people will be honored with awards from MSIP, NST and KRISS in recognition of their outstanding services to the advancement of metrology in Korea.

On the morning of the day itself, another ceremony will be hosted for the completion of the new Mechanical Laboratory building in KRISS, in which a 1 MN deadweight force standard has been installed.

Date: May 20 (Wed), 2015 (13:30-16:00)

Venue: KRISS (Auditorium)

  • Ceremony: 13:30-14:00
  • Symposium: 14:00-16:00
  • Invited speaker (1): History and Future of Optics Research in Korea – Prof. Dr. In Won LEE
  • Invited speaker (2): Optical Technologies and Start-ups – Prof. Dr. Byoung Yoon KIM
  • KRISS Optics Lab Open:
  • Participants in the WMD celebration at KRSIS are welcome to visit the optics laboratories of KRISS, which will be open immediately after the symposium.



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Republic of Kosovo


World Metrology Day 2015 in the Republic of Kosovo

A Conference has been organized in the Republic of Kosovo in celebration of World Metrology Day. The title of the Conference is "The role of Metrology in the Stabilisation and Association Agreement process with the EU - Results of the survey on metrology needs". It will be held in Prishtina on May 22, 2015.

For full details, please click here.



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Celebration of World Metrology Day 2015 in Malaysia

The National Metrology Laboratory, SIRIM Berhad (NML-SIRIM) has been celebrating 'World Metrology Day' since 2013. This year, the celebration will be held on a larger scale where the invitation is extended to the Minister of the Government and will be attended by Dr. Martin Milton, Director of the BIPM.

A one-day celebration, carrying this year’s theme of “Measurements and Light” has been planned on 20 May 2015 with a series of programmes which is divided into two sessions.

In the morning, a closed session for invited guests from the Ministry, National Measurement Council, government departments and agencies will be held with the following activities lineup:

  • Welcoming remarks by the President & Chief Executive of SIRIM Berhad.
  • Opening ceremony by the Minister and the declaration of NML-SIRIM becoming National Metrology Institute of Malaysia (NMIM).
  • Keynote Address by Dr. Martin Milton, Director of the BIPM.
  • Technical presentation by the invited speakers covering the topics of solar energy and light.
  • Demo setups on photovoltaic solar, tint meter and automated enforcement systems.

In the afternoon, NML-SIRIM has arranged an open day for the public to come and visit our selected laboratories. During the session, the public will have the opportunity to see for themselves the national measurement standards that are realized, developed and maintained by NML-SIRIM to support their health, safety and environment. Throughout the celebration day, there are also exhibition booths to cater for the hierarchy of measurement standards for Malaysia’s metrology infrastructure. NML-SIRIM will exhibit the primary standards for the seven SI units and also make known our research studies on gold purity and Baghdad “gantang” standards. Visitors will also be entertained with booths by local accredited calibration laboratories, metrology equipment manufacturers as well as regulated bodies.

We wish all metrology-related professionals a happy “World Metrology Day 2015”. May all of us be metrologically united and our networking be unmeasurable!

Dr. Osman Haji Zakaria
Senior General Manager
National Metrology Laboratory
SIRIM Berhad
T: +603-8778 1771
F: +603-8778 1661



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CENAM prepares for World Metrology Day 2015 - See the Photo Gallery from the 2014 Open Day

A review of the 2014 CENAM World Metrology Day celebration, including many pictures, is published here.



WMD 2015 in Monterrey, MEXICO

ETALONS is a commercial private Calibration Laboratory that has been providing services in Mexico since 1981. ETALONS and the Universidad Metropolitana de Monterrey are organizing a Forum on 20 May 2015 to celebrate World Metrology Day.

This Forum will include three sessions related to the science of measurement and will focus on this year´s theme Measurements and Light.

A special event web page has been created where delegates may register to attend the Forum - this web page also contains information about the program and directions get to the venue.

Please visit http://registro.etalons.com.mx/



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World Metrology Day in Montenegro

In the scope of the celebration of World Metrology Day, the Montenegrin Bureau of Metrology is organizing Open Days from 11 to 15 May, 2015. Over 200 students from primary and high schools will have an opportunity to visit the Bureau’s premises. We will allow them to see national measurement standards in the Laboratory for Mass, Laboratory for Length, Laboratory for Volume, Laboratory for Electrical Quantities, Laboratory for Pressure and Laboratory for Time and Frequencies. In addition, the testing of electrical meters will be demonstrated in the Laboratory for Electrical Power as well as the checking of precious metal articles in the Laboratory for Precious Metals.

Recently, the Bureau of Metrology distributed the poster related to World Metrology Day to primary and high schools in Montenegro.



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Netherlands (VSL)


WMD 2015 in the Netherlands

On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2015, VSL organized several activities:

  • On April 23, VSL organized a special event for its relations in the field of lighting. The theme of the day was: “Light at the horizon”.
  • This week the Lighting Department of VSL introduced a new service: Total Spectral Radiant Flux. VSL is now capable of measuring the total spectral radiant flux of light source(s) (download an information flyer here).
  • On 20 May 2015, we sent a special news item to our relations on the occasion of WMD 2015. Here we also introduced a Virtual Reality Lab Tour: www.vsl.nl/en
  • All the staff working at VSL were given special WMD 2015 pastries.



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World Metrology Day 2015 in Norway

To celebrate World Metrology Day 2015, Justervesenet, the Norwegian Metrology Service, will:

  • launch a photo competition with the theme "bright side of life" in which the measurement of light is connected;
  • send out a press release and provide information about ongoing scientific projects on optical measurements; and
  • inform visitors to the website about this year's theme "Measurements and Light", and about the connection to the Metre Convention and the SI Units.

For further details, please visit www.justervesenet.no




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World Metrology Day 2015 in Portugal

In order to celebrate World Metrology Day 2015, the theme of which is "Measurements and Light", the Portuguese Institute for Quality (IPQ), the National Metrology Institute of Portugal, has organized a conference on this theme, consisting of:

1) In the morning:

a) Oral communications:

  • J. Marques dos Santos, President of the Executive Council of IPQ;
  • Isabel Godinho, Director of the Unit National Metrology Laboratory of IPQ;
  • Carla Quintão, Professor in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon
  • António Manuel Morais, Professor of the Portuguese Institute of Photography and President of CT174 - Photography
  • Luis Miguel Bernardo, Retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto
  • Fernando Pina, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon


2) In the afternoon:

a) Oral communications:

  • Pedro Silva Girão, Professor at the Technical Institute of Lisbon University and Research Institute of Telecommunications, University of Lisbon
  • Carlos Fiolhais, Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Coimbra

b) Visits to laboratories of Temperature, Reference Gases, Electrical Quantities, Length, Liquids Properties, Photometry, Mass / Pressure, Time / Frequency or  visit of Museum of Metrology

Sponsored by Gometrics and Espectral Telecomunicações


To register: www1.ipq.pt/PT/Site/Eventos/Documents/2015/Programa_DMMetrologia_20_maio2015.pdf

Registration is open until May 17.



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Saint Lucia


World Metrology Day 2015 - Live Radio Broadcast from Saint Lucia

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) joins the global community to mark World Metrology Day  2015  on Wednesday  20th May. This year’s theme is “Measurements and Light”.

As part of activities to mark World Metrology Day the SLBS will conduct an awareness activity. This WMD 2015 awareness activity will be a live broadcast on the national radio station, Radio Saint Lucia (RSL 97), on May 20, 2015  from  12:30 UTC  to 13:00 UTC.  Listeners from around the world can listen and  participate in this  programme  through  RSL 97’s live audio streaming  on www.rslonline.com  and can submit comments during the activity  to RSL’s  chat room, by e-mail to live@rslonline.com or by calling their landline at  +1758 4523959.   A recording  of  the radio broadcast  will be available  for  download  from the radio station’s  website at  http://www.rslonline.com/index.php/podcast.

Update 2015-05-25: A YouTube link to a TV news item from Saint Lucia for World Metrology Day 2015 may be viewed here.



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Saudi Arabia


WMD 2015 in Saudi Arabia

This year’s event is the sixth edition since 2010. The Saudi Quality Council, under the official sponsorship of His Excellency the Governor of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) is organizing the Sixth Measurement Forum on 20 May, 2015, in line with this year's theme Measurements and Light.

Brief program highlights:

  • Venue: Jeddah Hilton (ALQASR)
  • Sponsor: Saudi Specialized Laboratories Co.( Motabaqah) (Diamond)
  • Keynote Speakers:
    • Dr. Kamal Hossain, Chair of the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) and Director, Research & International at NPL, and
    • Dilip A. Shah (Fellow of the American Society for Quality - ASQ).

The program will include three sessions with three speeches in each session. The main topics will be in line with the WMD theme.

A special event web page was launched to present the WMD program. It contains various resources about the concepts and application of metrology. Please visit www.sqc.org.sa/wmd for updates.

We wish everybody a successful and happy WMD.

Eng. Waleed Al-Faris
Member of the Executive Committee of the SQC




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Sierra Leone


WMD 2015 in Sierra Leone

On Wednesday 20 May, the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB) joined countries around the world to celebrate “World Metrology Day” with the theme “Measurements and Light". To read a report and see more information, please visit this link.



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National Metrology Centre celebrates World Metrology Day 2015

In celebration of World Metrology Day 2015, the A*STAR National Metrology Centre (NMC) is organizing a conference on ‘Measurements and Light’ in Singapore on 20 May 2015.

This year, invited speakers will share how light-related measurement science supports the challenges faced by various industry sectors, which will benefit the end-users, stakeholders and regulators in related product design & development, calibration, measurement and testing that are critical for global trade and industry.

The topics which be covered on the day include:

  • Measurement of Light & Measurement Using Light,
  • International Year of Light and Optical Fibre Technologies,
  • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Energy Labelling for General Lighting,
  • Approaches to Assessing the Purity of Organic Compounds,
  • Photonics for Gas Sensing & Applications, and
  • Light for Advanced Manufacturing.

There will also be exhibits showcasing a wide variety of advanced instrumentation and measurement technologies for industry sectors including biomedical, healthcare, precision engineering, pharmaceutical, and more.

Click here to find out more about NMC’s World Metrology Day celebration.



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South Africa


World Metrology Day in South Africa

NMISA joined the world in celebrating the Year of Light and Measurement by commemorating World Metrology Day with a month long series of events leading up to the WMD2015 on the 20 May 2015.

The program covered the areas of electricity, measurements and light. The following events were hosted from the 1 May 2015 - 22 May 2015. Several presentations and visits and other related activities took place in celebration of WMD “Measurements and light”.

The activities were:

  1. Create awareness at universities on World Metrology months by distributing WMD Posters and promotional items
  2. We invited various high schools in the month of May to take part in a Science competition. Makgetse High School from Hammankraal won the competition
  3. Employees wearing WMD T-shirt every Friday from 8 May – 29 May to create awareness
  4. Technical presentations on Measurement and Light where universities, stakeholders, private companies and employees attended on 20 May 
  5. Recognition of staff excellence and hard work at the Achiever Gala Awards Dinner, held on Friday 22 May with the theme “Music and Light”
  6. Social Media postings to create awareness using hashtag for World Metrology Day #WorldMetrologyDay
  7. Short clip on World Metrology Day online (YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)



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Seminar and laboratory tour visit

On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2015, Centro Español de Metrología (CEM) in collaboration with the Asociación Española para la Calidad (AEC) will organize a Seminar entitled “Metrology and lights in industry”  and visits to laboratories on 20 May 2015.

The titles of the oral presentations at this Seminar are as follows:

  • Action spectra and efficiency curves. Towards new units?
  • Systems for light beam collimation
  • The path of metrological traceability
  • Geomatic in current days: Terrestrial Laser scanner (TLS). Unlimited applications, limited metrological control
  • Characterization of 2D standards by differential interferometry at CEM
  • How does the Revo system use light to improve dimensional measurements?
  • The "micra" also exists

CEM and AEC invite everyone interested in the science of measurement to participate free of charge in this event.

Presentations will be available on the AEC and CEM websites after the seminar.

For more information and to register for the seminar, please click the following link:




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Celebration of World Metrology Day 2015 in the Syrian Arab Republic

The National Standards and Calibration Laboratory (NSCL) and the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission/National Radiation Metrology Laboratory (AECS-NRML) are planning to jointly celebrate World Metrology Day this year.

A seminar will be held around this year's theme of ‘Measurements and Light’ at the Rida Saeed Conference Center, Damascus University on May 25, 2015.

The program will be as below:

  • Welcoming speech
  • Light and Standard Techniques for Optical Metrology and Applications (Dr. Issam Abukassem, NRML)
  • The Syrian Metrology System: Critical issues (Dr. Safir Issa, NSCL)

For further information:

Tel: (+963-11) 2216760
Fax: (+963-11) 5117539
Email: nscl@nscl.sy



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Journée Mondiale de la Métrologie 2015 : « Mesures et Lumière»

A l’instar des Instituts Nationaux de Métrologie dans le monde, l’Agence Nationale de Métrologie « ANM » célèbre cette année la Journée Mondiale de la Métrologie, fêtée le 20 mai de chaque année en mémoire à la signature de la Convention du Mètre, signé le 20 mai 1875 à Paris sous le thème « Mesures et Lumière ».

Pour de plus amples informations, nous vous invitons à télécharger ce document, ainsi que le programme.

Mise à jour du 15 juillet 2015 :
Lire l'article complet sur la Journée Mondiale de la Métrologie 2015 « Mesures et Lumière » en Tunisie - Cliquez ici.



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World Metrology Day 2015 in Turkey

World Metrology Day will be celebrated on May 20, 2015, through activities organized by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology General Directorate of Metrology and Standardization and hosted by TUBITAK UME.

The activities scheduled between 09:00 and 16:00 will begin with opening speeches. Guest speaker Prof. Dr. Bekir Karaoglu will give a speech on the importance of metrology, followed by Prof. Dr. Alphan Sennaroglu, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at Koc University, who will give a lecture on the subject of historical precursors to speed of light measurements and current measurements of light pulses. TUBITAK UME staff member Ugur Akkaya will give a presentation aimed at younger participants on the relationship between measurements and light. Activities will conclude with a tour of TUBITAK UME laboratories.

Invitations to the World Metrology Day activities have been sent to government agencies, universities that conduct academic studies on topics related to metrology and secondary schools. Plans have been made for the participation of approximately 400 persons.

Additionally, the provincial directorates of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology in Aydin, Tokat and Mardin will organize street activities, panels and other public awareness events in those cities to mark World Metrology Day.



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United Arab Emirates


World Metrology Day events in the United Arab Emirates

To celebrate World Metrology Day 2015 with this year’s theme “Measurements and Light” the Dubai Central Laboratory – Metrology Section, took its part in disseminating more information and awareness to the community regarding the importance of correct measurements in our daily life.

Actions in this regard include interviews on Sama Dubai Channel and Noor Dubai Radio, visits to different laboratories, and distribution of brochures and souvenirs to raise awareness of the importance of metrology across Dubai including interactions with shop owners, customers and even tourists who purchased different products in Dubai.

It was indeed a very successful event as the people and traders of Dubai feel more secure in their transactions with the guidance provided by the Dubai Municipality.

The main celebration took place at Dubai Gold Souq – Deira, ENOC Petrol Station in Oud Metha, and at three manufacturing and laboratory companies as follows:

  • Nestle Dubai Manufacturing,
  • Technical Laboratory,
  • Al Hai & Al Mukaddam.



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United Kingdom


World Metrology Day - NPL and Light

To celebrate World Metrology Day and tie in with the International Year of Light, NPL is hosting a series of lectures and opening a number of laboratories (from 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm) for business and academic peers.

There will be a series of short lectures highlighting how NPL uses light to measure a range of things from distance to time; how we are using lasers to see sound and also an overview on the TRUTHS project, which aims to use the sun as a reference standard and so improve climate change models.

NPL will also be opening up some of its Dimensional and Time & Frequency laboratories, along with some of the Optical Radiation and Acoustic facilities.

Register and find out more: www.npl.co.uk/events/20-may-2015-world-metrology-day-npl-and-light
Venue: National Physical Laboratory, Teddington
Contact: communications@npl.co.uk

World Metrology Day at NPL Huddersfield

NPL Huddersfield, in conjunction with the University of Huddersfield, will be welcoming local students studying in technology colleges and apprentices working in West Yorkshire manufacturing companies to visit our laboratories in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre.

We will be providing demonstrations of a range of measuring and imaging equipment including 3D scanners, laser scanners, microscopy, forensic measurements and co-ordinate measurement. There will also be the opportunity to get items scanned and in some cases 3D printed.

We will also talk about the importance of metrology in manufacturing and the importance of metrology training for students and apprentices.

Find out more: http://www.npl.co.uk/events/20-may-2015-world-metrology-day-at-npl-huddersfield
Venue: 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield
Contact: Andy Morris



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United States


NIST Colloquium - Optics and Photonics: Essential for Our World

The science and technology of light are essential to a multitude of applications that have transformed our society, and there is much promise that optics and photonics will remain at the forefront of the world’s innovations well into this century.

NIST is organizing a talk by Alan Willner, Professor and Associate Director, Photonics Center at the University of Southern California as part of an afternoon NIST program celebrating World Metrology Day.

This colloquium will highlight:

  • past breakthroughs, present advances and potential future growth in the science and technology of light,
  • the convergence of the International Year of Light, the Nobel Prizes based on light and the various U.S. government initiatives in photonics,
  • the critical nature of metrology to harnessing the exquisite capabilities of high-frequency, coherent light for different industries.

For further information, please click here.



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