Celebrating World Metrology Day in 2018

News | 5 March 2018

Mark the date in your calendar - Tuesday 22nd May, and register for the full day of informative workshops and inspirational talks being held at MSL.

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World Metrology Day is an annual celebration to mark the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, which set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement.

Metrology, the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, improving the quality of life and protecting the global environment.

The theme for World Metrology Day 2018 is Constant Evolution of the International System of Units. This theme was chosen because in November 2018, the General Conference on Weights and Measures is expected to agree to one of the largest changes to the International System of Units (the SI) since its inception, and the new changes will come into force on World Metrology Day (20th May) 2019. The proposed changes are based on the results of research into new measurement methods that have used quantum phenomena as the basis of fundamental standards, and on the measurement and exact redefinition of several constants of nature.

By linking the definitions to the laws of physics instead relying on physical artefacts, the new SI will have the advantage of being able to embrace further improvements in measurement science and technology to meet the growing needs of current and future users.

The Measurement Standards Laboratory and the Metrology Society of Australasia welcome you to celebrate the commitment to this agreement. 

Download the detailed programme here [PDF, 231 KB].

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