World Metrology Day, 20 May, is an annual event during which more than 80 countries celebrate the impact of measurement on our daily lives. This date was chosen in recognition of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875, the beginning of formal international collaboration in metrology.
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 theme for World Metrology Day 2021 is Measurement for Health. This theme was chosen to create awareness of the important role measurement plays in health, and thus in the well-being of every one of us. The international metrology community which works to ensure that accurate measurements can be made across the world endeavors to raise awareness each World Metrology Day through a themed poster campaign and web site. Previous awareness themes have included topics such as measurements for the global energy challenge, for safety, for innovation, and measurements in sport, the environment, medicine and trade.
An enlightening World Metrology Day message (3:45) from Dr. Martin Milton, Director of the Bureau International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM).
World Metrology Day recognizes and celebrates the contribution of all the people that work in intergovernmental and national metrology organizations and institutes throughout the year.
The DMSC celebrates World Metrology Day by inviting all interested parties to the DMSC General Membership meeting, 20 May @ 11am ET: Click Here.