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Internal Newsletter | Issue 8 | 21 April 2016

Cooperation with European Space Agency
The European Space Agency (ESA) and EURAMET signed a 'Letter of Intent' to seal their future collaboration. "I am very delighted about the cooperation agreement with ESA. The European Space Agency is an important partner for EURAMET and both organisations can benefit from each other", comments Beat Jeckelmann, EURAMET's Chairperson.


Study on co-ordination in Metrology
The co-ordinated development of an appropriate and fit-for-purpose European metrology infrastructure is one of the key objectives of EURAMET's metrology research programmes. To provide evidence that this objective is being met and that EURAMET is progressing towards a more harmonised and co-ordinated European metrology landscape, EURAMET is carrying out a 'Study on co-ordination in Metrology' together with an external consultancy. A survey will be performed amongst the EURAMET NMIs and DIs to provide input about their visions and ambitions with respect to a more co-ordinated approach and to gather evidence on the extent of cross-border co-ordination between NMIs and DIs. The final report on the study is envisaged for January 2017. The results will serve as input to the impact assessment of the EMRP. In addition, a symposium involving NMI and DI directors planned for beginning of 2017 will be organised to present and discuss the results and to prepare for further actions.

NEW: Knowledge Transfer web pages
EURAMET has established a new Knowledge Transfer section on its website.The web pages provide a tool to share expertise, skills and knowledge within the metrology community both in EURAMET and worldwide.The web pages include 'Training & Materials', ' Capacity Building', the ' Board of Directors' Working Group for Capacity Building' and a link to EURAMET's ' Calibration and Technical Guides'. Enjoy browsing.

First internal QMS audit
In December 2015 an internal EURAMET audit was carried out by auditor Wolfgang Mikovits from BEV in Austria. The audit was of EURAMET's Quality Management System (QMS) and included the general QMS processes, quality policy and objectives, document control, customer satisfaction, internal auditing and management review.


10th EURAMET General Assembly
Registration for EURAMET's 10th General Assembly is open for invited participants. The event will take place in Oslo from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May 2016 and will be hosted at Justervesenet (JV), the Norwegian Metrology Service.

Registration and further information >>

Selection of current consultations
EC Consultation on Nanotechnologies, Advance Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing
Deadline for contributing is 2 May 2016
EFFRA Consultation on the "Factories of the Future" Work Programme 2018-2020
Deadline for contributing is 4 May 2016
EC Consultation on H2020 'Science with and for Society' Work Programme 2018-2020
Deadline for contributing is 4 July 2016

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