World Metrology Day
- 20 May -
The theme for
World Metrology Day 2017 is
"Measurements for transport"
Welcome to the 2016 World Metrology Day web site.
The theme for World Metrology Day 2016 is ‘Measurements in a Dynamic
World’. The topic was chosen to align with the increasing rapid pace of
change in measurement science, and indeed of the world around us.
Metrology plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade,
in improving the quality of life and in protecting the global environment.
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the
Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the
science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal
applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention - the world-wide
uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875.
The World Metrology Day project is realized jointly by the BIPM and the OIML. We hope that you enjoy this site and that your Country or Metrology Organization will join us and participate in this year's event.
The WMD Team
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