Training programme for 15 Caribbean Metrologists at European NMIs



In the second half of March 2011, 15 metrologists from Caribbean National Bureaus of Standards (NBS) received two weeks hands-on training at different EURAMET member NMIs in fields like mass metrology, pressure, volume, temperature and electricity meters. The training was framed by initial and final workshops including a training course on measurement uncertainty at the PTB / EURAMET headquarters in Braunschweig, Germany, on 14 and 28/29 March 2011 respectively.

The activity was financed by the EU ACP Programme PRO€INVEST (, and coordinated by the Technical Cooperation of the German NMI Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) together with EURAMET and CROSQ, the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality.

The objective of the training activity was to develop the capacity of the CARIFORUM NMIs to provide necessary metrological services, as well as to strengthen the partnership and professional ties between EURAMET and CROSQ. The programme supported the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) as well as the Economic Partnership Agreements between the CARIFORUM and the EU. It is a concrete example of successful collaboration and cooperation between technical organisations on TBT issues of Europe and Cariforum, which are promoted by the EPA (Title I, Chapter 6).


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CROSQ and EURAMET would like to thank the participating institutions for their engagement:


European National Metrology Institutes

  • BEV Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen, Austria
  • CEM Centro Español de Metrología, Spain
  • CMI Czech Metrology Institute, Czech Republic
  • LNE Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais, France
  • MIRS/UL-FE/LMK: Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia/University of Ljubljana-Faculty of Electrical Engineering/Laboratory of Metrology and Quality
  • SMD FPS Economy, DG Quality and Safety, Metrology Division, Belgium


As well as the

  • ZMK Zentrum für Messen und Kalibrieren, Germany


CARIFORUM National Bureaus of Standards

  • Haiti, MCI Ministeré du Commerce et de l’Industrie, Haiti
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines, SVGBS Bureau of Standards
  • Dominica, DBOS Dominica Bureau of Standards
  • Grenada, GBS Grenada Bureau of Standards
  • TTBS Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards
  • BSJ Jamaica Bureau of Standards
  • DIGENOR Dirección General de Normas y Sistemas de Calidad, Metrologia, Dominican Republic
  • Planning Unit, Ministry of Development, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • ABBS Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards, Metrication
  • SLBS St. Lucia Bureau of Standards, Metrology
  • BBS Belize Bureau of Standards
  • GNBS Legal Metrology and Standards Compliance Department, Guyana


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