EURAMET Seasons's Greetings | 20 December 2016

We would like to thank you - our members, friends, partners and stakeholders - for all your support during this  year full of positive developments and challenges.

For almost 30 years EURAMET and its predecessor EUROMET have worked for harmonisation and innovation in metrology. Next year will bring the 30th anniversary of these two organisations. Time to say 'Thank you' to all the people who contributed to the successful development and who made this association so special.

An exciting year lies ahead of us and we are looking forward to continuing the collaboration across borders and cultures in 2017.

We wish you and your families happy holidays and a wonderful New Year.

Your EURAMET Community

EURAMET’s highlights 2016

Reports and case studies on Energy, Environment and Industry projects

Three reports and an accompanying series of case studies outline the key technical achievements and early impacts of the first group of projects completed under the EMRP themes energy, environment and industry.
>> First impact report on Metrology for Environment projects published
>> New publications highlight impact from industry projects
>> First impact report on Metrology for Energy projects

New and translated EURAMET guides

New EURAMET guide on comparisons
EURAMET has published guide No. 4, 'EURAMET Guide on Comparisons'. The guide describes all aspects of planning, initiating and conducting inter-laboratory comparisons within EURAMET and harmonises criteria among different Technical Committees (TCs).

New EURAMET technical guide
Technical guide No. 3, 'Use of GPS Disciplined Oscillators' has been published. It was developed by EURAMET's Technical Committee for Time and Frequency.

EURAMET Calibration Guide No. 18 now available in Spanish
One of EURAMET's most requested documents, Calibration Guide No. 18 'Guidelines on the Calibration of Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments', has been translated into Spanish.

Positive feedback for EURAMET at ministry meeting

A meeting for ministerial delegates on EURAMET's metrology research programmes brought positive feedback for the organisation.

First liaison between ISO and EURAMET registered

EURAMET is happy to announce that the liaison with ISO/TC 48 for laboratory equipment is officially approved. This is the first registered liaison between a technical committee (TC) of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and EURAMET.
>> Read more on the liaison between ISO and EURAMET

Successful first EURAMET workshop for Designated Institutes

To further strengthen collaboration with DIs, EURAMET ran a two-day workshop on 'Challenges for full integration of DIs within EURAMET' in 2016.

Important personnel changes

New EURAMET Vice-Chairperson (GA)
Maria Luisa Rastello (INRIM, Italy) was elected as EURAMET Vice-Chairperson (GA) and started her term at this year's General Assembly.

New EURAMET Vice-Chairperson (EMPIR)
Erkki Ikonen (VTT MIKES, Finland) started his term as EURAMET Vice-Chairperson (EMPIR) in January 2016.

New General Secretary for EURAMET
In December Duncan Jarvis was appointed as new EURAMET General Secretary. He will start his new position on 1 January 2017.

Outlook for 2017

EURAMET celebrates 20+10=30 anniversary in 2017

11 January 2007 was the day of EURAMET's inauguration. 20 years earlier, in 1987, its predecessor EUROMET was founded. 30 years of collaboration in European metrology are the result of these two important events. To celebrate this, EURAMET is preparing several actions for the anniversary year such as an anniversary publication, a series of newsletters and a new EURAMET slogan. Additionally a number of events are planned, including an anniversary symposium at the General Assembly in Madrid (Spain), where the EUROMET memorandum of understanding was signed in 1987. We look forward to celebrating with you in 2017.

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