World Metrology Day 2020

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Today we celebrated World Metrology Day with a webinar hosted by Big Science Sweden and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden).

The World Metrology Day is celebrated on May 20 every year to celebrate the signing of the meter convention. When the Convention was signed in Paris in 1775 by 17 states, the aim was for a uniform measurement system to be used throughout the world, which in turn led to the introduction of the international measurement system, SI. SI has a fundamental role in our modern society and is a prerequisite for research, technology development and production.

The theme of World Metrology Day 2020 is “Measurements for global trade.” The theme was chosen to create awareness of the important role that measurement plays in facilitating fair global trade, ensuring that products meet standards and regulations, and customers’ expectations of quality.”

According to the Swedish constitution, RISE is responsible for maintaining quality-assured international track gauge technology for 32 different physical sizes, which are currently distributed across 14 different National Measurement sites. The national survey sites contribute and work for academic collaboration with universities and colleges, contribute to international research facilities through, for example, Big Science Sweden and collaborate with Swedish industry

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