EURAMET Anniversary Year | eNewsletter Issue 11 | 27 October 2017

Progress towards redefining the International System of Units in 2018

On 20 October, the International Committee for Weights and Measures submitted a resolution recommending the redefinition of four base units of the International System of Units: the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole. If approved, the four units will be based on exact values of four fundamental constants. read more >>

EMPIR Health Call 2018 – Provide input for future research projects

In preparation of the ‘EMPIR Health Call 2018’, EURAMET’s Task Group for Health organises a workshop and networking meeting. It aims at bringing together stakeholders in the area of health, including international experts in medicine, academia and industry and the measurement community. The event will be held at PTB Berlin, Germany, on 12 and 13 December 2017. Learn more and register >>

Interest in redefined kelvin intensifies

The work from EMRP and EMPIR projects on the possible redefinition of the kelvin is highlighted through invited talks and papers. EMRP project 'Implementing the new Kelvin' and following EMPIR project 'Implementing the new Kelvin 2' address the outstanding high-priority issues in temperature measurement. read more >>

Operators use automated network to calibrate satellites

A network of instrumented test sites (RadCalNet), supported by work in an EMRP project, shows value to commercial satellite operators. EMRP project 'Metrology for Earth Observation and Climate' established tools, methods and infrastructure to help assign trustworthy confidence levels to climate change monitoring data. read more >>

Anniversary Flashback - Collaboration in Research

As the new millennium dawned, the European National Metrology Institutes were faced with a number of growing challenges that became known as the 'European metrology dilemma'. A solution to this dilemma is presented in the 'Anniversary Flashback' on the development of EURAMET's European Metrology Research Programmes. read more >>

Upcoming Events

EURAMET - BIPM Training on review of quality management systems
7 - 8 November 2017, Madrid, Spain

EURAMET Training on measurement uncertainty in volume measurement
28 - 29 November 2017, Vienna, Austria

EURAMET Training and Workshop on EMPIR Research Potential Call
6 - 7 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice
11 - 15 December 2017, Vienna, Austria