On behalf of the World Metrology Day Team, we are pleased to announce that the 2017 World Metrology Day website is now live http://www.worldmetrologyday.org/.
The theme for World Metrology Day 2017 is "Measurements for transport". The topic was chosen because transport plays such a key role in the modern world. Last year's World Metrology Day was a huge success; we hope to build on that success in 2017.
The World Metrology Day initiative is jointly organized by the BIPM and the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML). On the website, you may download the press release, Directors' messages and poster. Please help us to spread the word about World Metrology Day and let the Team know by Email about the events you are organizing in your country so that they can be included on the website. If you need inspiration, you can see examples of events organized by other National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) in previous years on the website.
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature by representatives of seventeen nations of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875. 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 2017 poster was designed by the National Metrology Institute of the Republic of Colombia (INM).