News

World Standards Day, 14 October 2019

Theme: Video standards create a global stage

As stated on the International Standards Organisation website, each year on 14 October the members of international standards committees IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day. This is a way of acknowledging the work of technical experts across the world who provide input into thousands of published international standards. ISO alone have published more than 22,800 written standards.

This year the theme of World Standards Day is ‘video standards create a global stage’.  Having standards recognised and respected all over the world means that video encoded on one device can be decoded by another, regardless of the device being used. This introduces economies of scale that help to grow the market, giving innovators the confidence to invest in new video applications and services.

Technical advances in communications supported by robust standardisation enable the safe, secure and seamless transmission of data via many different devices.

EURAMET has a close collaboration with standardisation bodies, and is proud to support joint research projects, through the European Metrology Research Programmes, EMRP and EMPIR, that develop measurement capabilities and provide input to international standards across many scientific and technical areas.

Projects contributing to advances in measurement and standardisation that support communications technologies include:

EMPIR projects are co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.


Want to hear more about EURAMET?
Sign up for EURAMET newsletters and other information

Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Select your area of interest
Dynamic pressure calibrator from EMPIR project enables traceable calibrations
2021-09-08

Calibrator based on technology developed in this project has been sold to a major European calibration service provider more

63 EMPIR projects to present at International Metrology Congress, CIM 2021
2021-09-06

7 – 9 September 2021, Lyon France and also online more

EMPIR paper wins Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Award
2021-09-02

Publication from EMPIR nanometrology project wins award in the field of precision measurement more

Call for Mentoring Scheme Award applications
2021-08-26

Applications invited for award enabling two metrological institutions to work together more

Calibration of medical infusion pumps explained in video and flyer
2021-08-25

EMPIR project flyer and video will help the understanding of the importance of metrology for the accuracy and traceability of medical device flow meas... more

Page 1 of 174.