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EURAMET Season's Greetings | 19 December 2017
We would like to thank you - our members, friends, partners and stakeholders - for all your support during this positive and eventful year.
In 2017 we celebrated 30 years of successful collaboration in European metrology.
One reason to say 'Thank you' to all the people who contributed to its successful development and who have made this association so special.
We look forward to continue the cross-border collaboration, in the spirit of tolerance and solidarity, in 2018.
We wish you and your families happy holidays and a wonderful New Year.
Your EURAMET Community
EURAMET's highlights in 2017
30 years of successful collaboration in European metrology
EURAMET was inaugurated on 11 January 2007. 20 years earlier, in 1987, its predecessor EUROMET was founded. For 30 years EURAMET and EUROMET have worked for closer collaboration and innovation in metrology.
That is why EURAMET celebrates 20+10=30 years of collaboration in European metrology in 2017:
>> Booklet on 30 years of collaboration in European metrology published
>> EURAMET held Anniversary Symposium at the Spanish National Metrology Institute
>> How 11 January 2007 paved the way for the future of European metrology
>> Anniversary Flashback: Collaboration in Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity
>> Anniversary Flashback: Collaboration in Research
New and revised Calibration Guidelines
EURAMET has published more than 20 calibration guidelines to date, these are aimed at improving harmonisation for measurement instrument calibrations.
New additions for 2017 include
- a new ‘Calibration of Autocollimators’ guideline and
- revisions to: ‘Calibration of Temperature Block Calibrators’; ‘Calibration of Temperature and / or Humidity Controlled Enclosures’ and ‘Calibration of Electromechanical and Mechanical Manometers’.
Impact reports published
The newly published impact reports on ‘Metrology for Health’ and 'Fundamental measurement research on the SI and Open Excellence' contain examples of the early adoption of EU funded science and technology and information on new measurement developments.
EURAMET addresses measurement needs in various sectors
During the year, EURAMET has used international events to summarise where measurement needs are addressed:
>> EURAMET’s measurement research contributes to climate change monitoring
>> World Standards Day – making cities smarter
>> World Accreditation Day 2017
>> EURAMET addresses metrology needs in health sector
>> Measurements and the weather – a perfect match
Key European measurement organisations intensify collaboration
WELMEC and EURAMET are exploring possibilities to further intensify their collaboration, with WELMEC moving its secretariat to EURAMET in October 2017.
Collaboration between CIE and EURAMET intensified
At the beginning of May, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and EURAMET signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify their existing cooperation. Both organisations have a strategic goal to support scientific advancement and technological innovation in the areas of measurement and standardisation.
Important personnel changes
New EURAMET Chairperson-elect
Hans Arne Froystein, the Norwegian EURAMET Delegate, has been elected as future Chairperson.
New General Secretary for EURAMET
In January 2017, Duncan Jarvis took on the position of EURAMET's General Secretary.
New EURAMET Programme Manager
Dagmar Auerbach joined EURAMET in October 2017 as the new manager for its European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research.
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.
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