EURAMET is delighted to be a partner of the BIPM and WMO Metrology for Climate Action Workshop, and that Emma Woolliams, Chair of the Climate and Ocean Observation European Metrology Network, will co-chair its workshop theme 1 : metrology in support of the physical science basis of climate change and climate observations.
For EURAMET, the workshop will be an opportunity to build awareness of European Metrology Networks (EMNs) within broader climate science communities.
The Climate and Ocean Observation network is one of nine such networks currently developing specific research agendas for Europe’s NMIs and DIs. Other networks that have a bearing on climate issues include Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Gases, Radiation Protection and Smart Electricity Grids. Each will be looking to make connections with stakeholders in the field and show the value of ongoing research activities.
Strong international collaboration is essential for metrology, the science of measurement, to act as the building block for an industrialised and increasingly globalised and digital society.
Reliable measurements are essential for innovation in industry, research, trade and regulation. New societal challenges and emerging technologies increase the need for accurate, precise, and trustworthy measurements and thus for novel measurement capabilities.
Meeting these high demands is only achievable through international cooperation between countries and their National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and Designated Institutes (DIs). The collaboration of Europe’s measurement community is coordinated by EURAMET, the European Association of National Metrology Institutes.
EURAMET’s new Metrology Partnership, brings together world-class measurement expertise and aims to break new ground by contributing to the development of self-sustaining, coordinated metrology infrastructures, with the capacity to continue joint research and innovation after 2030. It is building on the progress achieved under the previous European Metrology Research Programmes.