World Metrology Day 2013:

Measurements in daily life



The National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) of Argentina is organizing a World Metrology Day event entitled Measurements in daily life.

The program covers the areas of health, food, the environment and commercial measurements related to mass. The event will be held on May 20 at the INTI auditorium room in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the program can be downloaded from www.inti.gob.ar/metrologia/jornada_metrologia/


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Australia was one of the first countries to wake up to World Metrology Day due to its time zone and the event was celebrated with great pride. A video, specially produced for the occasion, is available on the National Measurement Institute (NMI) web site: Click here to view it. NMI has also published information concerning the event that it organized, and an Award that was made - Click here.


There will be a number of events in Bangladesh to celebrate World Metrology Day 2013:

- a Press Release will be published in more than 36 daily newspapers in Bangladesh on 19 May,
- posters, banners and festoons will be displayed in many key places in the country to increase public awareness,
- a meeting will take place on 20 May in the conference room at the BSTI in which the Minister of the Ministry of Industries will be the Chief Guest. The State Minister and the Secretary of the Ministry of Industries will be Special Guests,
- a press release will be published to highlight discussions concerning World Metrology Day,
- a short story on World Metrology Day will be broadcast on Radio Bangladesh.


The Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro) will hold its fourth annual celebration of World Metrology Day on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

On this one-day event, several presentations and other related activities will approach the WMD proposed theme Measurements in Daily Life.

Join Inmetro in celebrating World Metrology Day!

Location: Inmetro Auditorium, Xerém, Duque de Caxias – Brazil - Contact: Mr. Silvio F Santos sfsantos@inmetro.gov.br

Brunei Darussalam

On the July 8, 2013, the World Metrology Day 2013 was celebrated with the opening of the Temperature Calibration Laboratory, National Standards Centre, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, which was held at the main office of the National Standards Centre in Kampong Sinaut, Tutong District. A seminar, in conjunction to the World Metrology Day 2013 will be held in the Goldstone Ballroom, Centrepoint Hotel, Gadong on the 26th August 2013.

Pada 8hb. Julai, 2013, Hari Metrologi Sedunia 2013 disambut dengan Perasmian Pembukaan Makmal Kalibrasi Suhu, Pusat Standard Kebangsaan, Kementerian Perindustrian dan Sumber-Sumber Utama bertempat di Pejabat Pusat Standard Kebangsaan di Kampong Sinaut, Daerah Tutong. Satu seminar juga akan diadakan bagi sempena memperingati sambutan Hari Metrologi Sedunia tersebut pada 26hb. Ogos, 2013 bertempat di Goldstone Ballroom, Centre Point, Gadong.

For more information in both English and Malay, please download the PDF file: Click here. To visit the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources web site, click here.


On May 20, the Bulgarian Institute of Metrology (BIM), together with the Union of the Metrologists in Bulgaria (UMB), is organizing a World Metrology Day event entitled Measurements in daily life.

To celebrate this year’s event, BIM and UMB are going to invite representatives of all interested parties – the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance, the Bulgarian Institute of Standardization, calibration and/or testing laboratories, the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the Technical University of Sofia, the Bulgarian Accreditation Service as well as former colleagues involved in metrology activities, producers of measuring instruments, etc.

Some activities of the official program are:

  • Open Doors Day – all guests are invited to visit the national standard laboratories and calibration and testing laboratories in BIM,
  • Official Opening of the newly facilities of BIM Training Center, built with the EU structural funds,
  • Official Cocktail that will be opened with presentations relating to the topic of the event, namely Measurements in daily life.

During the event, the “Best Bulgarian Metrology Expert” will be rewarded as every year.

More information: www.bim.government.bg

China, P.R.


China produced and distributed 10 000 posters and coordinated a huge national publicity campaign to raise awareness of metrology across the country. Laboratory open days, on-site consultations and award ceremonies took place and the day was a huge success.

For more information please download the information sheet.


The Colombian National Institute of Metrology (INM) will hold its second annual celebration of World Metrology Day on Monday, May 20, 2013.

During this one-day event several conferences will be given by our scientists and engineers, followed by a guided tour around our laboratories. The objective will be to allow visitors to approach the INM laboratory assistants and to discuss this year’s theme Measurements in Daily Life.

Join the Colombian National Institute of Metrology-INM in celebrating World Metrology Day.

Location: INM Auditorium, Bogotá, Colombia. For more information: www.inm.gov.co or download the program here.


The Danish celebration of World Metrology Day is being organized by the Confederation of Danish Industry, The Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund (DANAK) and four members of the Advanced Technology Group: DELTA, FORCE, the Danish Technology Institute and the Danish National Metrology Institute (DFM).

The event will be held on 22 May 2013 in the new modern, energy effective Confederation of Danish Industry building in the heart of Copenhagen.

Hong Kong

The Standards and Calibration Laboratory (SCL) and The Government Laboratory, the NMI and DI for Hong Kong will organise a seminar to celebrate World Metrology Day 2013 on 20 May 2013. For the event program please click here.

Iran, Islamic Republic of

The Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) celebrated its 5th world Metrology Day on 3rd of July 2013, in the Olympic Hotel, Tehran.

This event was held with participation of more than 500 experts of metrology, ISIRI provincial General Directors, their consultants and deputies, University professors and managers of different governmental organizations and ministries such as the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), producers of metrological equipments and also the ISIRI president and vice president of I.R. of Iran’s parliament.

At the beginning of the ceremony, the Director of the Center of Metrology, Weights and Measurements of ISIRI, highlighted the ISIRI’s president order for the restructuring of the Metrology Center, on which considering the structure of some developing and developed countries, the new structure has three departments: scientific, legal and industrial.

The Scientific department will focus on training, research and standardization. The metrological department will focus on health, the environment, packaging and business. For industrial metrology, the formation of four department of chemistry, optics, mechanics and acoustics and also medical quantities that includes 31 reference laboratories will be noted. At the end of his speech, he requested more active participation of experts in OIML mirror committees, in order to ensure active participation to all OIML Committees and in future establishe some of the OIML secretariats in Iran.

The vice president of the Iranian Parliament, Eng. Bahonar, focused on the position and the role of metrology for defining financial and material values of the statistical indicators to develop and form the fifth development plan and its budgeting at national level.

The Vice president of Medical devices management of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education was the next speaker of the event, who asked the Metrology Center assistance in testing the medical devices and results.

Dr. Beytollahi, the secretary of INIC, featured the subjects of metrology and nanotechnology and requested to form the new nanolabs in relation with nanometrology in Metrology Center of Iran.

At the end of ceremony, ISIRI’s president, Mr. Nezameddin Barzegari, highlighted the role of metrology in sustainable development of Iran, urged for strengthening National Metrology Center in restructure of the fields of human resources, state of the art devices and equipment and necessary space according to requirements of each calibration and resource laboratories.

For the first time, two new Persian books on metrology entitled “Introduction to OIML” and “International Scientific and Practical Metrology” were introduced and exposed during this ceremony by ISIRI president.

In recognition of Dr. Mahmood Hessabi, the Father of the Modern Physics in Iran and Founder of ISIRI, who made a significant contribution and efforts to develop the Metrological rules and SI systems in Iran, his trophy, was presented to his son. Also it was decided to present Dr. Hessabi’s trophy to appreciate and encourage the best selected metrology affords and activities in Iran. 

Furthermore, the WMD message was translated into Persian and read during the ceremony; it was included in the ISIRI bulletin and website in addition to being distributed all over the country.

The poster of the World Metrology day was reprinted in 1000 copies and distributed as well.

Three photos are available: please click here.

Korea (Rep.)

KRISS is celebrating World Metrology Day 2013 in a unique way by organizing “KRISS Metrology Week” with a series of events relating to R&D in metrology and its customer services. It is scheduled to take place for one week – not a single day - at the campus of KRISS, Daejeon, Korea on 20 -24 May 2013. For more information, click here.


A l'instar de la communauté internationale, la Mauritanie a célébré, lundi, la journée mondiale de la métrologie, qui coïncide avec le 20 Mai de chaque année et qui est placée sous le thème: "la métrologie dans la vie quotidienne".

L’événement a été marqué par l'organisation des journées portes ouvertes par le laboratoire national de métrologie pour faire connaître le concept de métrologie et ses rapports aux plans économique, social et sanitaire.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, merci de bien vouloir cliquer ici.


In commemoration of World Metrology Day the Mexican National Metrology Centre is organizing an Open Day (DPA) during which it will offer guided tours of the facilities CENAM, briefly showing the scientific and technological developments offered by each laboratory measurement.

On this occasion CENAM will offer laboratory tours, measuring basic metrology conferences, corporate video projection, Newton tree, display measurement standards and access to the Library. 

To register, please click here.

For more information, please click here (English) or here (Spanish).


The 2400 NCSLI Mexico Region Coordinator and ETALONS Co. will hold a Regional Meeting on May 20 to celebrate WMD. ETALONS is a commercial private Calibration Laboratory that been providing services in Mexico since 1981.

Promotional material for the World Metrology Day Celebration can be downloaded here.

Photos: Click here.




Namibia joined the international community in commemorating World Metrology Day with a week-long series of media promotional events from 13 to 20 May 2013.

The commemoration coincided with the official presentation of the Accreditation Certificate to the NSI Mass Metrology Calibration Laboratory, by the multi-economy accreditation body servicing some economies in SADC (including Namibia), the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) during a gala event on the evening of the 16th of May 2013. The NSI Metrology Laboratory is the first laboratory to be accredited for calibration services in Namibia.

For more information including a number of photos, click here.



On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2013, VSL, the Dutch Metrology Institute, has made a short movie showing how measurements are everywhere in our daily life.

VSL will mail the link to this short movie to over 4000 relations as a celebration of World Metrology Day 2013.

You can find the link to the movie on our website on 20th May 2013: www.vsl.nl




The National Physical & Standards Laboratory (NPSL), Pakistan, will be celebrating World Metrology Day on 20 May in the Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. The objective will be to raise the general level of awareness about metrology and metrological interventions in daily life and to acknowledge the services provided by metrologists.

The event will be a half day activity, opening with speeches from the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science & Technology, Director General, Pakistan National Accreditation Council, Representative stakeholders and Shaheen Raja, NPSL Director General. The activity will conclude with technical presentations from all the elements of the Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality (MSTQ) system.

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To celebrate World Metrology Day, the National Metrology Service (NMS) of INDECOPI, Peru is organizing an event from 20–21 May in Lima, Peru, entitled “The IV Metrology Symposium in Peru”.

International contributors will be Harry Stolz of the PTB, Germany and Peter Lee of the Republic Korea. Experts from the National Metrology Service will also participate.

For more information please visit our website: www.indecopi.gob.pe/portal/ecp/escuela/Cursos/Cursos/metrologia/2013/IVSimposioMetrologia.pdf


Este ano o Instituto Português da Qualidade comemora o Dia Mundial da Metrologia na próxima segunda-feira dia 20 de Maio, com a realização na parte da manhã do Seminário "Medições na vida quotidiana”. Na parte da tarde poderão ser visitados os laboratórios do Laboratório Nacional de Metrologia do IPQ, assistir a experiências de medição comentadas e ainda visitar o Museu de Metrologia do IPQ.

Consulte o programa e inscreva-se:

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The Russian Institute of Metrology (VNIIM) is organizing the following events to celebrate World Metrology Day:

1) The IV International Scientific and Practical Conference "Energy Saving in the System of Electricity and Gas Supplies":

2) The VI All-Russia Scientific and Technical Conference "Metrology-Measurements-Stocktaking and Quality Assessment of Electric Power":

3) COOMET Workshop "Calibration of platinum resistance thermometers by comparison":

A web page has also been created on the VNIIM web site for World Metrology Day where one can find the Directors' Message translated into Russian:


Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia will commemorate the day on Tuesday May 21. The SLBS (Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards) will present an initiative for discussion with the medical sector on a verification service for non-invasive mechanical and electronic blood pressure meters.

The SLBS is hoping to meet stakeholders in the public and private sector to discuss the initiative and to agree on the way forward in this area of medicine. A half-day consultation of stakeholders is planned for Tuesday 21st May 2013 at the SLBS Conference Room in Bisee.

For detailed information please download the information sheet.

Saudi Arabia

This year's event was the fourth edition since 2010. On 20 May 2013 the Saudi Quality Council in association with the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) organized a symposium for the awareness of measurements and their importance in all aspects of our daily life. In line with the theme of this year Measurements in Daily Life selected speakers from industry, metrology laboratories, government bodies and academic institutions were invited to deliver presentations on various topics around the main theme.

For more information please download the information sheet.

Sierra Leone

The World Metrology Day 2013 celebrated by the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau was a great success as many stake holders attended the occasion. The Key Note Address was delivered by the Minister of Trade and Industry Hon. Osman Boie Kamara who in his Statement said that "Reliable measurements are needed to meet the global challenges of clean air, safe water, sustainable energy, healthy food, advanced materials and dependable medicines". He also called on scientists and engineers to join the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau in achieving the above.

Various presentations were made, including:

i. Impact of Metrology on the Economy and quality of Life - By Ing. James S. Dumbuya, Executive Director of SLSB
ii. Metrology as the science of measurement - By Frank Martin, Head of Metrology, SLSB
iii. Metrology standards preparation process - By Mr. Francis Palmer, Head of Standards Department, SLSB
iv. The role of national quality infrastructure - By Mr. Amadu Jogoh Bah, Deputy Executive Director, SLSB.

Many statements were made by various stake holders.


To commemorate World Metrology Day 2013, the National Metrology Centre (NMC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore is organising a conference on 20 May 2013 from 9am to 4pm at the NUS University Town, Ngee Ann Kongsi (NAK) Auditorium.

Distinguished speakers such as Dr Tom Dawson (Keynote speaker) from Procter & Gamble, Ms Kek Tze Ling from the National University Healthcare system, Ms Sim Lay Peng Deborah from the Health Sciences Authority, Mr Kolin Low from the Singapore Accreditation Council, and Dr Kai Fuu-Ming from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology will share how measurement science can help improve the quality of life.

Attendees can also expect to gain insight and information from the exhibits by industry partners. This event will provide a useful platform for the measurement community to network and forge business partnerships.

For more information, please download the information sheet.



The Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (MIRS) will organize and hold a conference to commemorate World Metrology Day on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 at 13:00 in the Elegans Conference Hall, Kokra Hotel, Brdo pri Kranju.

There will be interesting lectures dealing with various fields that relate to measurements in daily life.

The Honorary speaker will be the Minister of Economic Development and Technology, MSc. Stanko Stepišnik, who is responsible for metrology in Slovenia.

For more information, please click here (English) or here (Slovenian).

In line with this main event, MIRS also organized extremely well attended Metrology Days in the Technical Museum, Bistra from 9 to 10 April 2013. Additionally, MIRS is organizing Open Days on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 in Ljubljana, Grudnovo nabrežje 17 and on Thursday, 30 May 2013 in Celje, Tkalska Ulica 15, where the secrets of metrology will be presented to pupils, students and their teachers and professors.


Sri Lanka

The Institute of Physics Sri Lanka (IPSL) organized a Guest Lecture on "Science of Measurements for daily life" by Mr. Rohan G. Perera, Director, Division of Metrology, Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) on 27th May 2013 at the Auditorium, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. The poster announcing the event and several photos can be downloaded here


Swedish Metrology and Quality, SMQ, has produced and published a short video clip about measurements in daily life. Click here to view it on YouTube.


To commemorate World Metrology Day 2013, the National Metrology Agency (ANM) of Tunisia is organizing a one-day event entitled Measurements in daily life.

The program covers the areas of health, security, the environment and commercial measurements related to daily life. The event will be an open day celebrated on May 20 in the main street of Tunis city (Habib Bourguiba street) held at the news exhibition room.

For this event, several presentations and visits and other related activities will approach the WMD proposed theme Measurements in Daily Life including:

  • Open Doors Day – all guests are invited to visit the exhibition,
  • Visit to students in many schools to raise awareness on World Metrology Day, and to distribute articles, brochures and case studies,
  • Press Release published in daily newspapers to highlight the importance of measurement in daily life,
  • Posters and banners displayed in many key places in the country to increase public awareness,
  • Short film on measurement which will be broadcast on radio and television.

To download the report on the event: Click here



Dünya Metroloji Günü 20 Mayıs 2013 tarihinde Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığı Metroloji ve Standardizasyon Genel Müdürlüğü ile birlikte TÜBİTAK UME’nin ev sahipliğinde çeşitli etkinliklerle kutlanacaktır.

09:00-16:00 arasında yapılacak etkinlikler kapsamında açılış konuşmalarının ardından misafir konuşmacı olarak Yeditepe Üniversitesi Öğretim Üyesi Prof. Dr. Ahmet İNCE tarafından metroloji üzerine söyleşi gerçekleştirilecek ve Yeditepe Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi öğrencileri tarafından yapılan “Ne Kadar Metroloji” başlıklı sokak ropörtajı katılımcılarla paylaşılacaktır.

Metroloji ve Standardizasyon Genel Müdürlüğü'nün organizasyonunda Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı ile birlikte 81 İl Milli Eğitim Müdürlükleri bünyesindeki liseler arasında düzenlenen “Günlük Hayatımızda Metroloji” konulu fotoğraf yarışması ile TÜBİTAK UME tarafından TÜBİTAK Gebze Yerleşkesi’nde gerçekleştirilen koşu ve masa tenisi turnuvası sportif etkinliklerinin ödülleri verilecektir.

Etkinlikler sırasında ayrıca ““Günlük Hayatımızda Metroloji” konulu fotoğraf yarışması sergisi ile TÜBİTAK UME tarafından oluşturulan Ölçüm Parkı gezilecektir. Yapılacak etkinliklere; kamu kurum ve kuruluşları, özellikle metroloji konusunda akademik çalışmalarda bulunan üniversitelerle, ortaöğretim, lise öğrenci grupları davet edilmiş ve toplam 300 kişinin katılımının sağlanması planlanmıştır.

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World Metrology Day will be celebrated in Turkey with a number of activities hosted jointly by TÜBİTAK UME and GDMS of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.

As part of the activities, scheduled between 09:00 and 16:00, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ince, a faculty member of Yeditepe University will give a talk on metrology and a project of Yeditepe University Communications Department students entitled “How Much Metrology?” consisting of footage of street interviews on the subject of measurements in daily life will be presented.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the photo competition on the subject of “Metrology in Daily Life”, organized by GDMS among high school students, and of the athletic and table tennis competitions organized by TÜBİTAK UME.

Those attending the celebrations will have the chance to view an exhibition of the submissions to the photo competition and tour a Measurement Park set up by TUBITAK UME. Invitations to attend the celebration were sent to various public institutions, universities and secondary schools. A total attendance of around 300 is expected.

For information:


United Kingdom

On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2013, UK organisations connected with metrology including NMO and the other organisations who form the National Measurement System will be actively engaged in promoting the day. Actions include:

  • NMO articles, brochures and case studies

This is the article that Peter Mason, CE of NMO and CIML President has written in support of WMD for the NMO site. Also an article will be appearing in TS Today (Trading Standards Today) entitled "Measurements in daily life" in the June issue of TS Today. NMO together with the other UK national measurement institutes LGC, NPL and NEL have published a brochure packed with measurement case studies called "Measurements in daily life".

  • Speeches

Peter Mason, CE of NMO and CIML President will be a keynote speaker at a Conference on Global Trends of Metrology on World Metrology Day 20 May and also at the National Seminar on Legal Metrology in Jakarta on 21 May. He will talk about this year's WMD theme and remind audiences of the role played by national measurement institutes, enforcement communities, BIPM and OIML in supporting confidence in trade and in creating world-wide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units (SI).

  • NPL

NPL have devoted a whole section of their website to World Metrology Day which includes several "Measurement is beautiful" images, NPL's role as a National Measurement Institute, key organisations in world metrology and key metrology facts about different countries.

  • NEL

The WMD banner is on their home page and it is part of a scrolling slide show www.tuvnel.com. The WMD page on their website is http://tuvnel.ehclients.com/tuvnel/world_metrology_day_2013. Click here for a copy of their recent newsletter which was emailed to all their contacts. WMD is posted on their Linkedin page: NEL: Products & Services | LinkedIn.

TSi will be tweeting a taster article entitled"Measurements in daily life" in their issue of TS Today magazine in early June and issuing a press release on World Metrology Day.

Will be blogging and tweeting on WMD.

  • Local Trading Standards Departments throughout the UK

They will be linking to information on WMD and using their social media channels to highlight the important work they carry out to ensure confidence in trade.

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology at the University of Huddersfield will be celebrating World Metrology Day with presentations, a quiz, posters and a celebratory cake.

Research students will also be taking part in a special workshop on White Light Spectral Interferometry for Embedded Metrology which will share some of the latest developments in metrology solutions for precision surface measurement.



Details of the event organized by LATU, Uruguay can be downloaded here.


El 20 de mayo, la Fundación Instituto de Ingeniería para Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico (FIIIDT) llevará a cabo las I Jornadas de Metrología bajo el lema "Metrología en la vida diaria". El evento contará con la participación del Servicio Autónomo Nacional de Normalización, Calidad, Metrología y Reglamentos Técnicos (SENCAMER).

1) Palabras de apertura (Susana Sussmann - FIIIDT)
2) "Metrología para no metrólogos" (Susana Sussmann - FIIIDT)
3) Ponencia externa, tema: aferición de termómetros clínicos (SENCAMER)
4) Refrigerio
5) Ponencia externa, tema: control de contenido neto de productos preempacados (SENCAMER)
6) Almuerzo
7) Ponencia externa, tema por definir (Haygas Kalustian - metrólogo)
8) "Metrología de equipos médicos" (Carlos Rosi - FIIIDT)
9) Refrigerio
10) Entrega de diplomas del Diplomado en Gestión de la Calidad cohorte 2012

Las actividades comenzarán con exactitud metrológica a las 0900 horas, tiempo de Venezuela, con tolerancia máxima de +/- 5 min (probabilidad de cobertura del 95 %). Todo aquél que desee ajustar la hora de su reloj a la hora legal venezolana, puede dirigirse ese día al Laboratorio de Metrología Industrial, el cual cuenta con un reloj de rubidio como patrón de tiempo.

Para más inormación sobre la Fundación Instituto de Ingeniería para Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, por favor visite nuestra página web www.fii.gob.ve


On May 20, the Foundation Engineering Institute for Research and Technological Development (FIIIDT) is organizing the First Workshop on Metrology with motto: "Metrology in daily life". The National Autonomous Service for Standardization, Quality, Metrology and Technical Regulations (SENCAMER) will be present in the event.

1) Opening speech (Susana Sussmann - FIIIDT)
2) "Metrology for non metrologists" (Susana Sussmann - FIIIDT)
3) Talk about verification of clinic termometers (SENCAMER)
4) Coffee break
5) Talk about net content in prepackaged products (SENCAMER)
6) Lunch time
7) Talk (Haygas Kalustian - metrologist)
8) "Metrology of medical equipments" (Carlos Rosi - FIIIDT)
9) Coffee break
10) Awards ceremony for the Diploma in Quality Management, 2012 cohort

Activities will start with metrological accuracy at 0900 h, Venezuelan time, with a maximum uncertainty of + / - 5 min (coverage probability 95 %). Anyone wishing to adjust their watch and provide traceability could visit the Industrial Metrology Laboratory, equipped with a rubidium clock.

For more information about the Foundation Engineering Institute for Research and Technological Development please visit our website www.fii.gob.ve

Viet Nam

On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2013, the Vietnam Metrology Institute (VMI), in collaboration with the Vietnam Metrology Association (VINAMET) is organizing a World Metrology Day event entitled “Measurements in daily life”. The event will be held on May 17 at No.8 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Cau Giay District, Ha Noi. This activity is held annually to celebrate World Metrology Day and promote measurement activities in Viet Nam.

This year, the program will cover the areas of health, food, the environment and commercial measurements related to the Metrology Law which has been promulgated.

For more information:
Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung
Planning and Cooperation Division, Vietnam Metrology Institute (VMI)
Email: hungnm@vmi.gov.vn / vmi@hn.vnn.vn
Tel.: +84-4-38361872
Fax: +84-4-37564260