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SMBQTS releases World Metrology Day events notice

Source : chinadaily.com.cnUpdate : 2017-05-19

Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision (SMBQTS) gives a schedule about the events it will have to celebrate the coming 18th World Metrology Day on May 20. 

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SMBQTS presents its creativity in the design of poster, in order to highlight the theme of World Metrology Day 2017-“Measurements for transport”. It can be noticed that the tires, the traffic light signs are created into a unity with tools for metering and measuring. [Photo from shzj.gov.cn]

The theme designed for World Metrology Day 2017 is around “Measurements for transport”, as determined by Bureau International Des Poids et Mesures (BIPM), International Bureau of Weights and Measures in English and International Bureau of Legal Metrology (BIML), to promote the knowledge and practice of metrology in traffic system.

The theme, as put on World Metrology Day web site, was chosen because transport plays such a key role in the modern world. Vehicles are not only used to move ourselves, but also the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we use and rely on, not forgetting the raw materials they are made from. Doing so safely, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact requires an astonishing range of measurements.

SMBQTS will apply the “Internet plus” and create opportunities and events for public to get roled in activities including symposium to discuss major issues considering metrology instruments used in traffic, and metrology quiz show to spread metrology info. 

Metrology plays a central role in enabling the application of light-based technologies, and in turn, light is at the heart of many of the most important new elements of leading-edge measurement technologies.

The 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 worldwide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875.

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The poster of World Metrology Day, designed by Instituto Nacional de Metrologia de Colombia, integrating common traffic vehicles like airplane, trucks with metrology signs. [Photo from worldmetrologyday.org]

See more about World Metrology Day on its web site: http://www.worldmetrologyday.org/