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    Quantum metrology: What's in store for the next generation? [2017]  
The BIPM workshop The Quantum Revolution in Metrology, held from 28-29 September 2017, promoted scientific exchange between leading researchers and representatives of the National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) on quantum technologies applied to metrology, advances made in quantum standards and next generation metrology.
    The role of fundamental constants in redefining the SI [2017]  
Celebrating the work accomplished towards the proposed redefinition of the International System of Units (SI) in terms of physical constants, the BIPM organized a scientific symposium on 7 September 2017 under the auspices of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU).
    JCTLM Workshop 2017: Accurate results for patient care
(registration open until 31 October)
[2017]  
The JCTLM invites its Members and Stakeholders, and anyone who has an interest in traceability in laboratory medicine, to participate in its biennial meeting.
    Happy World Accreditation Day, 9 June [2017]  
This year's theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. There are over 50 000 accredited calibration and test laboratories world-wide, all of which rely on the International System of Units and on metrological traceability to ensure that laboratory measurements and tests get the right results.
Areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ILAC
    Happy World Metrology Day! 20 May 2017 [2017]  
The theme for 2017 is Measurements for transport. We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events being organized around the world to celebrate the day.
    BIPM Workshop: The Quantum Revolution in Metrology (28-29 September 2017). Deadline for registration: 26 May 2017 [2017]  
The objective of the workshop is to promote scientific exchange amongst the National Metrology Institutes and with leading researchers on the applications of quantum-based technologies to metrology.
    Call for papers: BIPM Workshop "The Quantum Revolution in Metrology" [2016]  
The BIPM is inviting the submission of papers for the BIPM Workshop: "The Quantum Revolution in Metrology", which will be held on 28-29 September 2017.
    Happy World Standards Day, 14 October [2016]  
The theme of this year's celebration is Standards build trust. Click here for more information about areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ISO.
    BIPM-WADA Symposium on Standards and Metrology in support of Anti-Doping Analysis [2016]  
The BIPM hosted a joint symposium with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 28-29 September. One hundred invited experts from NMIs, the clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine community and from WADA and the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratories discussed the latest initiatives in areas of metrology for organic and biological analysis relevant to this high-profile measurement sector.
    NIM and BIPM organize Workshop on Standards for Protein and Peptide Therapeutics and Diagnostics [2016]  
Over 400 participants attended the "Protein and Peptide Therapeutics and Diagnostics: Research and Quality Assurance" workshop which was organized jointly by the NIM (China) and the BIPM.
    Happy World Accreditation Day, 9 June [2016]  
This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can be a global tool to support public policy for all areas in the public sector - national and local government, regulators. There are some 52 000 accredited calibration and test laboratories world-wide, all of which rely on the International System of Units and on metrological traceability to ensure that laboratory measurements and tests get the right results. Click here for more information about areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ILAC.
    Happy World Metrology Day, 20 May [2016]  
This year's theme is Measurements in a Dynamic World. We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events around the world being organized to celebrate the day.
    Forthcoming BIPM events [2016]  
The BIPM is highlighting three forthcoming events in 2016: World Metrology Day (20 May), the BIPM-VAMAS Workshop (20-21 June) and the Metrology Summer School (27 June - 6 July).
    Registrations now closed for the Varenna Summer School 2016 [2016]  
Metrology: from physics fundamentals to quality of life
    WRC-15 confirms that UTC will retain leap seconds for the time being [2015]  
At the World Radiocommunication Conference in November 2015, members of the ITU decided to maintain leap second insertions in UTC until 2023, when the issue will be considered again after wider consultation.
    Happy World Standards Day, 14 October [2015]  
The theme of this year's celebration is Standards – the world's common language. Click here for more information about areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ISO.
    JCTLM Members' and Stakeholders' Workshop 2015: Registrations open [2015]  
30 November to 1 December 2015, at the BIPM
    Dedicated webpage for the CIPM MRA review [2015]  
Preparatory workshop: 13-14 October 2015
    Webcast of the BIPM Workshop on Global to Urban Scale Carbon Measurements [2015]  
http://lb.streamakaci.com/bipm-carbon/20150630/
    JCTLM session on 'Metrology and Standardization in Laboratory Diagnostics' at EuroMedLab 2015 [2015]  
The JCTLM organized a session on 'Metrology and Standardization in Laboratory Diagnostics' at EuroMedLab Paris 2015, one of the world's largest meetings on clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine as well as a major trade show for the IVD industry.
    Webcast of the BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty [2015]  
http://lb.streamakaci.com/bipm/20150615/
    First ever live broadcast of a workshop from the BIPM [2015]  
The BIPM's first "webinar" was broadcast on 15 June, live from the BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty.
    30 June 2015: The "longest day" in 2015 [2015]  
30 June 2015 will have a supplementary second following the insertion of a positive leap second to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
    Happy World Accreditation Day, 9 June [2015]  
This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can support the delivery of health and social care. There are almost 50 000 accredited calibration and test laboratories world-wide, all of which rely on the International System of Units and on metrological traceability to ensure that laboratory measurements and tests get the right results. Click here for more information about areas of collaboration between the BIPM and ILAC.
    Celebrating World Metrology Day: Measurements and Light [2015]  
In celebration of World Metrology Day 2015 and the International Year of Light, the BIPM and IOP Publishing are pleased to bring you a collection of recent articles published in Metrologia, highlighting the importance of light across different fields of metrology.
    Happy World Metrology Day, 20 May [2015]  
This year's theme is Measurements and Light. We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events around the world being organized to celebrate the day.
    Upcoming webcast: BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty [2015]  
A webcast of part of the BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty is being organized for a limited number of persons. Those interested in taking part are invited to contact the Scientific Secretary.
    Workshop highlights future challenges for measurements of aerosols [2015]  
Representatives from the atmospheric monitoring community (WMO), an automobile manufacturer (BMW) and regulators (OECD and US-EPA) presented their perspectives on the needs for measurements of aerosols at a workshop organized by the Gas Analysis Working Group of the CCQM at the BIPM on 15 April.
    Preparation for World Metrology Day [2015]  
The 2015 World Metrology Day poster, celebrating Measurements and Light, is now available for download.
    BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty [2015]  
The agenda of the workshop is available on the website, there are 24 speakers from 9 different countries and 2 international organizations. A few places are still available to attend the workshop (application form should be completed by 6 February 2015)
    6th International Time Scale Algorithms Symposium and Tutorials [2015]  
The 6th International Time Scale Algorithms Symposium will take place at the BIPM on 9–11 September 2015. More information on the webpage.
    Happy World Standards Day! [2014]  
Tuesday 14 October 2014 is World Standards Day, organized by ISO, IEC and the ITU, together with their members and partners.
    World Metrology Day 2015 [2014]  
The theme for World Metrology Day 2015 has been announced: Measurements and Light.
    BIPM Workshop on Measurement Uncertainty: 15-16 June 2015 [2014]  
The Consultative Committees, JCGM member organizations and other intergovernmental or international organizations were invited to propose participants. Deadline for on-line application: 31 January 2015.
    CCRI workshop on international traceability for accelerator dosimetry: 20 March 2015 [2014]  
A CCRI workshop on international traceability for accelerator dosimetry will be held at the BIPM on 20 March 2015. The workshop will gather and disseminate the experience gained from BIPM.RI(I)-K6 and discuss how sustainable traceability in accelerator-based dosimetry can be established and maintained world-wide. The role of the BIPM and CCRI in providing a service to Member States and to the signatories of the CIPM MRA in the operation of accelerator-based radiotherapy with adequate accuracy will also be discussed.
For further information or to register for the workshop, please contact Mr José María Los Arcos.
    25th meeting of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (18-20 November 2014) [2014]  
The 25th meeting of the CGPM will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Versailles, France, on 18-20 November 2014. An informal preparatory meeting will be held at the BIPM on 17 November 2014 to prepare for the formal discussions on the BIPM Work Programme and corresponding Dotation.
The CGPM is made up of delegates of the governments of the Member States with observers from the Associates of the CGPM.
    Tuesday 20 May is World Metrology Day [2014]  
This year's theme is "Measurements and the global energy challenge" – a wide-ranging topic that concerns us all. We invite you to download the promotional poster and other material from the World Metrology Day website, and to browse the many events around the world being organized to celebrate the day.
    Preparation for World Metrology Day [2014]  
The 2014 World Metrology Day poster, celebrating Measurements and the global energy challenge, is now available for download.
    World Metrology Day 2014 [2014]  
The theme for World Metrology Day 2014 has been announced: Measurements and the global energy challenge.
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