EURAMET Season's Greetings | December 2020

As we draw closer to the end of 2020, here at EURAMET, we would like to extend our immense thanks to all our members, friends, partners and stakeholders for your unfailing efforts and support especially in these most difficult of times.

With the advance of the pandemic, we have had the chance to showcase the fruits of your consistently collaborative work. Our joint research projects have supported development in society, industry and healthcare in a time of immense pressure and economic strain.

At EURAMET, we have always emphasised collaboration and encouraged community ties within the measurement science field. Even outside of the metrology community, there is an increasing awareness of the value of joint research in measurement science, and with the fight against COVID-19 this year, we are incredibly grateful to everyone for their hard work in these unprecedented conditions.

We look forward to continuing to collaborate across Europe and beyond next year, and we wish you and your families happy holidays and a safe and wonderful New Year.

Your EURAMET Community


2020 Highlights - Part 1

EURAMET proposal on a new European Partnership on Metrology published

In summer 2020, the European Commission published its candidates for European partnerships under Horizon Europe - including EURAMET’s proposal.

This proposal outlines the new European Partnership on Metrology, as well as its aims to accelerate Europe’s leading position in metrology research and to develop self-sustaining research infrastructures for 2030 and beyond.


EMPIR project supports digital transformation in industry for COVID-19 recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in many ways, including the accelerated digital transformation of industries and society. As governments and businesses increase budgets for digitalisation, there is a need for metrology to meet the pace of rapidly evolving digital infrastructure.

EMPIR project ‘Metrology for the Factory of the Future’ is helping metrology facilities to become digital ready, as well as laying a solid foundation for the European-wide digital transformation of industries. Read more >>

EURAMET published updated calibration guidelines for standard capacity measures

Updated calibration guide will improve the harmonisation of volumetric measurement calibrations

This summer EURAMET has published an updated version of the guideline on the ‘Calibration of Standard Capacity Measures Using the Volumetric Method’ (No. 21, version 2.0).

Calibration Guideline No. 21 details information and advice concerning standard capacity measures for tanks that utilise a volumetric calibration method. To monitor the domestic and industrial consumption of water and fuels, for example, it is essential to have accurate measurement systems and volume standards in place – where the volume standards here are referred to as ‘standard capacity measures’.


Members of Traceability in Laboratory Medicine network support COVID-19 response

EURAMET’s European Metrology Network for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (EMN TLM) was established to support the validity of in vitro diagnostics that affect medical decisions made over a patient’s entire lifetime.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, TLM members have provided immense support to healthcare systems, providing expertise for diagnostic medical devices and tests, and supporting the development of infection diagnostic capabilities. 

To find out more, visit the TLM webpage >>

Technical Committee for Interdisciplinary Metrology launches new working group

Metrology communities are faced with the challenge of identifying measurement topics, fields and activities needed to meet the growing demands of a digitally-transformed society.

EURAMET’s Technical Committee for Interdisciplinary Metrology (TC-IM) - which was set up to provide a forum for discussing general metrological issues related to all technical fields - hosted a workshop for metrology experts working in digitalisation fields. This workshop enabled participants to present the digital themes within their respective institutions. Outcomes have since paved the way for the establishment of a new expert working group focused on metrology for digital transformation (TC-IM WG M4D) in 2020.

World Health Day 2020

On 7 April 2020, the UN’s annual World Health Day provided the signficant opportunity for world leaders to recognise the immense efforts of nurses and midwives during our global pandemic.

In a year where healthcare systems are facing incredible pressures, health-based research that focuses on improving the efficiency and quality of services is ever more paramount, and EURAMET's community has played its own part in developing innovative metrology solutions to address global healthcare challenges. 

To learn more, see our World Health Day webpage >>

Upcoming conferences in 2021

  • 3 - 6 May 2021: The Sensor and Measurement Science International (SMSI) Conference will be taking place both virtually and physically in Nuremberg, Germany. The conference aims to bring together scientists and researchers from all fields to discuss ideas surrounding sophisticated measurement science and sensors for monitoring our health and the environment around us. To find out more, visit the SMSI website >>
  • 28 - 30 September 2021: The 20th International Metrology Congress (CIM 2021) will be taking place in Paris, France - offering the unique opportunity for attendees to learn about the on-going advances in R&D, industrial applications and other prospects dedicated to measurements, analysis and testing. The call for papers is open until 15 January 2020! To find out more, visit the CIM website >>

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