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World Metrology Day 2017

9 May 2017

May 20 is World Metrology Day, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.  MSL will be celebrating WMD alongside the Metrology Society of Australasia (MSA) at an event in Auckland on Tuesday 23rd May.  Approximately 40 customers and key stakeholders are attending the full day programme which includes a technical presentation, workshop and a trip to the Defence Technology Agency in Devonport. 

The Metre Convention provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as improving quality of life and protecting the global enviroment.

The theme for World Metrology Day 2017 is Measurements for transport.  Transport plays such a key role in the modern world and is rapidly evolving.  The global economy depends on safe and efficient modes of transport with minimal environmental impact.  All this requires an astonishing range of measurements.

Across the world, national metrology institutes continually advance measurement science by developing and validating new measurement techniques at whatever level of sophistication industry needs.  These advances are playing a crucial role in bringing new solutions to the transport sector, innovations such as hydrogen fuel cells, electric or driverless vehicles, or new generations of fuel efficient passenger jets. 

MSL participates in global collaborations and comparisons to ensure the reliability of measurement results worldwide.  World Metrology Day recognises and celebrates the contribution of all the people that work in intergovernmental and national organisations throughout the year for the public good of us all.

Contact person: Cynthia Lendrum