World Metrology Day 2023 Events

Below is the list of the 2023 World Metrology Day events we have been notified of.
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  1. Argentina (INTI)
  2. Australia (NMIA)
  3. Azerbaijan (AMI)
  4. Bahrain (MOIC)
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
  6. Brazil (INMETRO)
  7. Bulgaria (BIM)
  8. Canada (National Research Council of Canada)
  9. P.R. China (SAMR)
  10. Chinese Taipei (BSMI)
  11. Costa Rica (LACOMET)
  12. Croatia (State Office for Metrology)
  14. Ecuador (INEN)
  15. Finland (VTT)
  17. Haiti (BHN)
  18. Hungary (BFKH)
  19. India (CSIR-NPL)
  20. India (Ministry of Consumer Affairs)
  21. Iran (NMCI)
  22. Iraq (COSQC)
  23. Ireland (NSAI)
  24. Italy (INRiM)
  25. Jamaica (BSJ)
  26. Japan (NMIJ)
  27. Kazakhstan (KazStandard)
  28. Kenya (KEBS)
  29. Korea (KRISS)
  30. Luxembourg (ILNAS)
  31. Metrology For All (MFA)
  32. Mexico (Arrega Industrial)
  33. Mexico (CENAM)
  34. Mexico (ETALONET)
  35. Montenegro (Bureau of Metrology)
  36. Netherlands (VSL)
  37. New Zealand (MSL)
  38. Nigeria (FMITI)
  39. Norway (Justervesenet)
  40. Panama (CENAMEP AIP)
  41. Paraguay (INTN)
  42. Peru (INACAL)
  43. Poland (GUM)
  44. Portugal (IPQ)
  45. Russian Federation (Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology)
  46. Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM)
  47. Saint Lucia (SLBS)
  48. Saudi Arabia (IMC)
  49. Saudi Arabia (SASO)
  50. Singapore (NMC)
  51. South Africa (NMISA)
  52. Spain (CEM)
  53. Spain (Spanish Institute of Engineering)
  54. Sri Lanka (MUSSD)
  55. Sweden (RISE)
  56. Switzerland (Mettler-Toledo)
  57. Tajikistan (Tajikstandart)
  58. Trinidad and Tobago (TTBS)
  59. UNECE
  60. United Arab Emirates (MECL)
  61. United Arab Emirates (MoIAT & EMI)
  62. United Kingdom (NPL)
  63. United Kingdom (OPSS)
  64. United Kingdom (UKWF)
  65. Uruguay (LATU)
  66. Uzbekistan (UzNIM)
  67. Vietnam (STAMEQ)

Argentina (INTI)
Posted: 2023-05-12 @ 08:55 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Argentina

In commemoration of World Metrology Day 2023, the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI), will present a hybrid workshop: “Measurements supporting the global food system”.

The event will take place on May 23 in Buenos Aires and will also be broadcast live on the INTI YouTube channel.

Place: Auditorio Rafael Kohanoff, INTI, Buenos Aires
Schedule: 12:00 UTC to 16:00 UTC


Australia (NMIA)
Posted: 2023-05-17 @ 12:50 UTC+2

NMIA initiatives to celebrate 2023 WMD

The National Measurement Institute Australia (NMIA) will host an in-house webinar event on Friday, 19 May 2023 with a number of external stakeholders expected to join us. NMIA will be hosting a panel of industry experts who will be talking about their perspectives on measurement challenges for Australia’s food sector.

The panel includes:

NMIA will also be posting a news article about NMIA’s work via our host department’s website and share the World Metrology Day message via our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

NMIA will also be supporting one of our external partners, the National Association of Testing Authorities in releasing a video called Why a Second Matters.

Azerbaijan (AMI)
Posted: 2023-02-22 @ 09:45 UTC+1

Azerbaijan celebrates World Metrology Day 2023

The theme for World Metrology Day 2023 is Measurements supporting the global food system. The legal entity that upholds public law in Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan Institute of Metrology, has produced posters in the national language and will also make announcements on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages on World Metrology Day.

It is planned to make awards to certain employees and metrologists of partner companies who have stood out due to their effective activities, as well as to laboratory staff working in the food industry in accordance with this year’s theme relating to the global distribution of food to the increasing population in the world.

In addition, it is planned to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a number of countries and to be given coverage by a large number of media outlets.

Bahrain (MOIC)
Posted: 2023-06-04 @ 12:40 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Bahrain

The Testing and Metrology Directorates at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Kingdom of Bahrain proudly commemorated the 2023 World Metrology Day with the esteemed patronage of His Excellency Deputy Ahmed Al Saloom.

As a distinguished member of the National Committee for Standards and Metrology and the esteemed Head of the Local Committee for Metrology Standards, His Excellency's presence added prominence to this auspicious occasion.

For more information, please visit our Instagram page:

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)
Posted: 2023-05-22 @ 14:20 UTC+2

Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates World Metrology Day 2023

World Metrology Day is celebrated on May 20, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the Meter Convention in 1875 and the beginning of official international cooperation in metrology.

The theme of World Metrology Day 2023 is Measurements supporting the global food system. Food plays a key role in human life and access to safe food at affordable prices is one of the biggest challenges for governments around the world.

The commemoration of this event took place on May 18, 2023 in the premises of the Institute of Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the presence of officials from state and entity institutions as well as legal entities from the fields of nutrition, pharmacy, and metrology. Presentations were given by experts of the Institute of Metrology of BiH from the laboratories for temperature and humidity, chemistry, and mass. Click here for a photo.

Brazil (INMETRO)
Posted: 2023-05-13 @ 09:45 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Brazil

INMETRO is organising an event to celebrate World Metrology Day which will be held on Thursday, 25 May from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Brazilian time). It will be broadcast on the INMETRO YouTube channel The program will soon be available on the INMETRO website

Bulgaria (BIM)
Posted: 2023-05-11 @ 14:05 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Bulgaria

In celebration of World Metrology Day 2023, the Bulgarian Institute of Metrology (BIM), the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance and the Union of Metrologists in Bulgaria member of the Federation of the Scientific Engineering Unions are organising the XVIII National Scientific and Practical Conference which this year is devoted to "Measurements in Support of the Global Food System".

The event will take place on 19 May 2023 in Sofia. For more information, please visit the BIM website here (in Bulgarian).

Canada (National Research Council of Canada)
Posted: 2023-05-12 @ 17:30 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Canada

National Research Council of Canada social media campaign for WMD 2023

The 2023 World Metrology Day theme is “Measurements supporting the global food system,” and, to celebrate this, a dedicated social media campaign from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will address several related topics. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness of the vital role of metrology in the food industry and how it helps ensure food safety and security, by showcasing specific examples of the impact and importance of accurate measurements.

The NRC Metrology Research Centre’s Certified Reference Materials are vital tools for ensuring a safe global food system. The Biotoxin Metrology team has a large suite of reference materials that enable the testing of marine biotoxins in shellfish.  Likewise, the Organic Chemical Metrology team has developed reference materials for fungal toxins known as mycotoxins in cereal grains. Due to their potential as sustainable sources of protein, reference powders from insects such as cricket, mealworm and black soldier fly larvae were created by the Inorganic Chemical Metrology team and certified for levels of heavy metals. This work helps to ensure that food producers are using safe materials, which ultimately benefits both producers and consumers.

Another important area of research is the investigation of microplastics in Nunatsiavut in northern Labrador and how they enter the Inuit People’s foodways and lifeways. Scientists from the NRC’s Metrology Research Centre are collaborating with the NRC’s Arctic and Northern Challenge program and the Nunatsiavut Government to identify the main sources of microplastics on shorelines and possible ways to reduce them. This work also helps to inform policies and regulations that protect both consumers and ecosystems.

The use of ionizing radiation to kill pests and pathogens in grocery store staples is another area where metrology plays an important role. The Medical and Industrial Dosimetry team at the NRC’s Metrology Research Centre offers standards and measurement services so irradiation facilities have access to traceable dosimetry references for quality assessment needs and to meet regulatory limits.

Follow along on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram


P.R. China (SAMR)
Posted: 2023-05-26 @ 11:30 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in P.R. China

To celebrate the 24th World Metrology Day (WMD) 2023 in China, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the governmental authority in charge of metrology, hosted a national celebration event in Wuhan, Hubei on May 20th, together with the Hubei Province Administration for Market Regulation. Mr Jun YAN, Vice Minister of SAMR, attended this event and delivered a keynote speech. Mr Yuechun SHENG, Vice Governor of Hubei Province, also participated and made welcome remarks.

The Department of Metrology of SAMR is responsible for the organization and coordination of WMD celebration events in China each year. This year they made the Chinese version of the WMD 2023 poster and videos of the Directors’ messages with the support of the National Institute of Metrology, China (NIM).

In addition to the poster with the theme of “measurements supporting the global food system” chosen for this year, another poster with Chinese characteristics, focusing on the special theme of “metrology for Chinese modernization”, was issued and publicized for WMD 2023 (click here to view it in a new window). To further raise metrology awareness among relevant stakeholders and the general public, posters, videos and other publications related to WMD and metrology were widely promoted through various medium channels, including China Central Television (CCTV) News, People’s Daily Online, Guangming Wang, China Quality Daily, SAMR’s and NIM’s social media accounts, etc.

Besides the national event in Wuhan, the Department of Metrology of SAMR called for other local celebration events all over the country. For example, an international exhibition on measurement technology and equipment was jointly held by the China Metrology Association and NIM in Shanghai from May 17th to 19th. For another, the Fujian Province Administration for Market Regulation initiated a series of celebration activities on metrology during WMD, including publicity micro-videos, an e-learning platform, and an awarded metrology knowledge quiz.

It’s well noted that the Chinese names of the extended range of SI prefixes, i.e. ronna (1027) (容[那]), ronto (10-27) (柔[托]), quetta (1030) (昆[它]) and quecto (10-30) (亏[科托]), were officially released during the national celebration event on May 20th, so as to better implement Resolution 3 adopted at the 27th meeting of the CGPM. NIM has coordinated the naming work by establishing a consultation group of over 30 experts from different fields such as metrology, physics, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, translation, etc. The release of the Chinese names of the new SI prefixes will provide official, concise and unified expressions for quantities using orders of magnitude in excess of 1024 used in scientific communities and data science in China.

Chinese Taipei (BSMI)
Posted: 2023-06-29 @ 09-30 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Chinese Taipei

For World Metrology Day 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, Ministry of Economic Affairs (BSMI/MOEA) organized the workshop "2023 World Metrology Day - Measurements Supporting Sustainable Development of the Economy and Livelihood " in Taipei on May 19th which responds to the annual theme of "Measurements supporting global food system".

The workshop highlighted the important role of metrology in the sustainable development of the economy and livelihood, with three experts giving speeches on specific topics: "Measurements supporting food systems", "Measurements supporting new energy foundation", and "Measurements supporting zero-waste manufacturing".
In addition to the workshop, various activities led by local metrology associations were conducted across the island to commemorate World Metrology Day. These activities included hiking, seminars, and exhibitions, showcasing the diverse ways in which metrology contributes to sustainable development.

For more information, please visit

Costa Rica (LACOMET)
Posted: 2023-05-10 @ 09:55 UTC+2

World Metrology Day 2023 in Costa Rica

To celebrate World Metrology Day, we invite you to participate in our conference “Measurements supporting the global food system”, a space where we will share the importance of metrology for the development of the national food industry.

We count on national and international experts from both the public and private sectors and also academia, who perform vital measurements for the recognition of the quality of food products from our country.

The event will be hosted in person, enabling a space for conversation and knowledge transfer.

Place: Auditorio del LANAMME, UCR, San José, Costa Rica
Date: May 19th, 2023
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


Croatia (State Office for Metrology)
Posted: 2023-05-09 @ 17:55 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Croatia

In the role of the National Metrology Institute, the State Office for Metrology once again brings World Metrology Day closer to the public by raising awareness about the importance of metrology in the global food production. Therefore we have translated this year's Message – Measurements supporting the global food system and published it on our website together with the Croatian version of the WMD 2023 poster.

In celebration of World Metrology Day 2023, the State Office for Metrology is participating in a hybrid event under the motto Measurements supporting the global food system, with special thanks to the Croatian Metrology Society and the Teaching Institute for Public Health „Dr. Andrija Štampar“ for their contribution in its organisation.

The expert meeting will take place on Friday, 19 May 2023 from 09:00 to 14:00 on the premises of the Teaching Institute for Public Health „Dr. Andrija Štampar“, Zagreb and will focus on the importance of measurements in the food industry. More information can be found here.

Posted: 2023-05-26 @ 16:00 UTC+2

Innovations within the food industry are vital to limit threats against the global food system

At EURAMET, related measurement challenges are addressed by Technical Committees, European Metrology Networks and collaborative research projects.

The European Partnership on Metrology provides funding opportunities for collaborative projects addressing urgent metrology needs, such as building comprehensive capabilities for the provision of traceability to the SI.

In 2022 EURAMET has established an EMN for Safe and Sustainable Food which brings together metrology specialists and stakeholders to foster research regarding the food system and to further develop the quality infrastructure behind. 

To mark the 2023 World Metrology Day, INRiM, Italy’s National Metrology Institute, organised and held a webinar with a focus on the European Metrology Network for Safe and Sustainable Food, covering topics on this year’s theme.

For further information and to watch the recording of the webinar, visit EURAMET’s World Metrology Day page >> World Metrology Day 2023 - EURAMET

Ecuador (INEN)
Posted: 2023-05-20 @ 10:30 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Ecuador

For World Metrology Day, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) extends a cordial invitation to participate in the cycle of Virtual Conferences to be held on Monday, May 22, 2023.

We will have the participation of technical experts from INMETRO, INEN, Agrocalidad, representative of the Ecuadorian Metrology Network of Secondary Laboratories, as well as representatives of private companies related to the food sector.

We invite you to enter through the link and confirm your participation.

Agenda of the event:
Date: May 22, 2023
Schedule: 09:00 to 13:00 (Ecuador time)

For more information, visit

Finland (VTT)
Posted: 2023-06-04 @ 13:15 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Finland

To celebrate World Metrology Day 2023, Finnish food safety and compliance authorities are informing end users and consumers about the national efforts to ensure food quality, safety and authenticity. The responsibility for food product safety and compliance lies with the companies involved in their production and sale. Behind the scenes, national authorities undertake various measures to maintain a well-regulated food chain and provide trustworthy food information.

The Finnish Food Authority's laboratory ensures the safety of the Finnish food chain by processing samples from all stages, including agricultural inputs, raw materials and finished food products. These samples undergo examination for nutritional factors, quality, safety, authenticity and geographical origin.

Customs is responsible for ensuring the safety and compliance of imported foodstuff. Customs laboratory examines residues of plant protection products in fruits, microbiological quality of vegetables, levels of mycotoxins in grain, authenticity of olive oil, etc.

The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority monitors the radioactivity of food to ensure its safety for human consumption.

The Finnish Environment Institute analyses harmful substances and environmental toxins, such as mercury and PFAS concentrations in fish.

The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) oversees the use of measuring instruments by food packers to ensure compliance with quantity checking requirements. Tukes also conducts inspections and approvals for plant protection products on the market. Together with the Regional State Administrative Agencies, Tukes ensures that products sold in stores are weighed using verified scales. The energy and water consumption in food preparation must also be measured with instruments meeting the necessary requirements.

Finally, the National Metrology Institute VTT MIKES plays a crucial role in ensuring the reliability and accuracy of measurements, such as those related to food production and trade.

The full article and the related blog can be accessed here:

Posted: 2023-05-12 @ 15:10 UTC+2

GULFMET celebrates 2023 World Metrology Day

GULFMET is the Regional Metrology Organization established under the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization (GSO), which brings together the National Metrology Institutes of the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait and the Republic of Yemen.

To mark the 2023 World Metrology Day, the GSO President Mr Saud bin Nasser Al-Khusaibi has addressed key points related to this year’s theme Measurements supporting the global food system. Mr Saud bin Nasser Al-Khusaibi further renewed the GSO commitment to support metrological activities in the region and globally, to ensure the quality, safety and fairness of the food trade and its contribution to sustainable development.

The Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization has taken various initiatives to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (download the document here) and to underpin the regional food system. These include:

  • issuing a Unified Measurement System Law for Gulf Cooperation Council countries,
  • forming technical committees for food and agriculture product specifications, halal specifications and services, and radiation measurements, and
  • issuing a guide for controlling pre-packaged containers.

The Organization has also developed Gulf Standards and Technical Regulations related to food products, materials, and production processes, with a focus on ensuring safety, quality, fairness in commercial transactions, protection of consumers’ health and safety, protection of the environment, and reduction of fraud. So far, GSO has issued more than 1900 Gulf standards and technical regulations through the Main GSO Technical Committee for Food and Agricultural Products (TC05) and other five Sub- TCs representing all GSO Member States. Additionally, the Organization works closely with international and regional organizations such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization and the Codex Alimentarius Commission to enhance cooperation and coordination in the field of food product legislation and specifications and ensure their safety and quality.

Mr Saud bin Nasser Al-Khusaibi ended his message by thanking all those whose efforts contributed to the provision of safe and high-quality food and services for consumers from the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

The full speech of Mr Saud bin Nasser Al-Khusaibi will be published on GSO marketing and awareness channels. It is also available for download here.

Haiti (BHN)
Posted: 2023-05-24 @ 19:05 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Haiti

To commemorate World Metrology Day in Haiti, the Haitian Bureau for Standardization (BHN) through its National Metrology Laboratory in collaboration with other partners is organizing a hybrid event on May 26, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Haiti time) with the aim of showing all actors in the food chain – entrepreneurs, traders, consumers, the importance of integrating reliable measurement into their process in order to ensure confidence in the national food system.

Participation link:

It will be a pleasure to have you with us.

Hungary (BFKH)
Posted: 2023-05-17 @ 15:25 UTC+2

World Metrology Day in Hungary

The Hungarian Metrological Institute will celebrate the World Metrology Day by organizing the Symposium „ Measurements supporting the global food system”. We invite experts from the public and the private sectors and also academia. The event will take place on 19th May 2023 in Budapest.

We have also published the Hungarian version of the WMD 2023 poster on our website:

India (CSIR-NPL)
Posted: 2023-05-19 @ 13:15 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in India (CSIR-National Physical Laboratory)

Professor Venu Gopal Achanta, Director of the CSIR-National Physical Laboratory and President of the Metrology Society of India, cordially invites esteemed guests and colleagues, valued collaborators and customers to join in the celebration of the 2023 World Metrology Day.

The event will take place at the headquarters of CSIR-NPL in the capital city of New Delhi on the afternoon of May 19th.

Prominent international scientists will deliver keynote speeches, and we are honored to have the distinguished representative from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs present. The program will also feature a poster release and engrossing plenary discussions centered around this year's theme, exploring its various implications for the national metrology community.

The detailed event programme is available here.

India (Ministry of Consumer Affairs)
Posted: 2023-05-19 @ 17:15 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in India (Ministry of Consumer Affairs)

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, will be observing the 2023 World Metrology Day on May 20th. This significant occasion will be marked by an online event that focuses on the current and upcoming projects aimed at safeguarding consumer interests through scientific and legal metrology policies.

The webinar will provide an excellent opportunity to evaluate the current state-of-the-art of the national metrology system, as well as identify future requirements in crucial sectors like medical diagnostics, food industry, and radiation metrology for ensuring health and food security. Additionally, participants will be encouraged to explore other strategic topics, including the role of legal metrology in an interconnected world and the significance of Satellite Navigation in Time Metrology.

The detailed event programme is available here and a report of the event, with photos, is available here (update 22 May 2023).

Iran (NMCI)
Posted: 2023-06-04 @ 12:50 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Iran

The National Metrology Center of Iran (NMCI) celebrated World Metrology Day in Iran with a workshop focused on this year's theme “Measurements supporting the global food system”.

The event, titled "Prepackaged Goods," was held from May 20-22 at NMCI's premises in Karaj and the lecturer was Mr. Klaus Helmboldt, Verification Officer for Legal Metrology in Germany. Over 100 attendees from the Provincial Office of Metrology and food production companies participated in the workshop.

Click here for the group photo.

Iraq (COSQC)
Posted: 2023-06-12 @ 11:10 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Iraq

The Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control in Iraq held a celebration of world Metrology Day. The celebration took place in the central hall of the central orgnization. The General Director of the Standardization Department delivered a speech about the poster for World Metrology Day 2023, and the Director of the Metrology Department delivered a speech about the importance of metrology. The celebration was also attended by a number of employees of the Central Orgnization for Standardization and Quality Control.

Ireland (NSAI)
Posted: 2023-05-19 @ 16:50 UTC+2

NSAI World Metrology Day Campaign May 19th – May 20th

To celebrate World Metrology Day 2023, NSAI will be undertaking a social media campaign – across LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – raising awareness of the importance of the day and this year’s chosen theme while also linking back to the work that NSAI’s Legal Metrology division does around accuracy and transparency in trade measures, particularly in the food sector, and the work that our National Metrology Laboratory does in maintaining national measurement standards.

The posts will feature bespoke photography of our legal metrology inspectors and of the NML while also detailing the important work done by both divisions of NSAI in the field of measurement. You can follow the campaign through NSAI’s social channels on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Italy (INRiM)
Posted: 2023-05-05 @ 11:20 UTC+2

INRiM, in its role of Italian Metrological Institute and as chair of the European Metrology Network on Safe and Sustainable Food (EMN-Food), will celebrate World Metrology Day by organizing the webinar “Measurements supporting the global food system” with the aim of presenting some of the most prominent activities in Europe related to measurements in the area of food.

The topics that will be covered are the following:

  • Initiatives for coordinating metrology in Europe in the agrifood sector and to support food safety and sustainability;
  • Ongoing activities in favor of the development and validation of analytical methods for the characterization of specific food matrices; and
  • Focus on method development for quantification of relevant food contaminants.

The webinar will be held on 15 May 2023 at 2:00 pm at the following link:

The recording of the webinar will subsequently be published on 20 May 2023 on the INRiM’s YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook channels.

Jamaica (BSJ)
Posted: 2023-05-12 @ 09:05 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Jamaica

In celebration of World Metrology Day, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) will feature via social media, Food Business Operators giving testimonials on how metrology positively impacts their businesses and by extension supports the global food system.

A recorded WMD message from the Director, Metrology and Testing will be disseminated via social media. Company representatives will be participating in a Radio Interview to highlight World Metrology Day, the importance of metrology in food safety and metrology services offered by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica.

There will also be internal staff activities to commemorate the day. All the events will take place on 18-19 May 2023.

Japan (NMIJ)
Posted: 2023-11-12 @ 16:30 UTC+1

Metrology Day in Japan

In celebration of Metrology Day in Japan, NMIJ utilized social media to raise awareness regarding the crucial role of metrology in the national industry and economy, highlighting collaborations that ensure the global comparability of measurements.

A ceremony hosted in Tokyo by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) was complemented by a reception organized by the Japan Association for Metrology Promotion (JAMP). Their objective was to enhance understanding of the measurement system within society at large.

The METI ceremony included the presentation of awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metrology. In anticipation of the day, public contests were jointly held with organizations associated with metrology, aiming to promote understanding and dissemination of the metrology system.

One contest - titled "Let's Measure Anything" - targeted elementary school pupils. Children were encouraged to submit initiatives on any theme, explaining how they measured various quantities using different instruments and methods. The other contest focused on metrological awareness mottoes.

The best entries, selected through a rigorous screening process, were honored at the JAMP ceremony. NMIJ’s role in these initiatives consisted in judging the ideas submitted and supporting the awarding ceremony preparations.

NMIJ WMD Twitter links for National Metrology Day:

Kazakhstan (KazStandard)
Posted: 2023-05-19 @ 13:20 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Kazakhstan

The National Metrology Institute of Kazakhstan will be holding an International scientific and practical conference "Measurements as the basis of global trust" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of metrology in Kazakhstan.

Venue of the conference: May 25, 2023 at 10:00 (UTC +6), Astana.

Format: hybrid (the conference will also be held online).

For detailed information:

Kenya (KEBS)
Posted: 2023-06-04 @ 13:30 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Kenya

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) celebrated World Metrology Day in advance, in an event which was held on Thursday, 19 May 2023 from 09:00. The event was hybrid, held physically at The Panari Hotel, Nairobi, and virtually via Zoom. The event was also covered by the local media.

In attendance were officials from KEBS management and staff, metrology stakeholders, as well as institutions from the fields of metrology and nutrition. In line with the theme “Measurements supporting the global food system”, an interactive plenary session was held, and presentations and Q&A sessions were given by experts in metrology (chemical, density & viscosity, and mass) and nutrition.

The recording of the commemoration can be accessed via the link

The program of events can be accessed via the link World Metrology Day Program - 2023.docx

Korea (KRISS)
Posted: 2023-05-16 @ 15:00 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in the Republic of Korea

The Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) is hosting an event on Wednesday 17 May 2023 to celebrate World Metrology Day.

The theme of this year is Measurements supporting the global food system.

Guests are invited to attend the event from 10:00 to 12:00(GMT+9) at KRISS in Daejeon, Korea.

This event includes an introduction to our activities for measurements related to the food system and invited talks about quality management of the food industry.

Luxembourg (ILNAS)
Posted: 2023-05-17 @ 10:40 UTC+2

Luxembourg celebrates World Metrology Day 2023

The Luxembourg Bureau of Metrology, a department of the Luxembourg Institute for Standardisation, Accreditation, Safety and Quality of Products and Services (ILNAS) operating under the Ministry of the Economy, commemorated World Metrology Day on May 11th, 2023 at Technoport in Esch-Belval, Luxembourg. The event welcomed guests from public laboratories, key stakeholders from the private sector and industry, as well as representatives from European institutions.

The presentations started with a general introduction of ILNAS, its activities and all its services around the management of quality. This was followed by a focus on the services provided by the industrial metrology laboratories and the surveillance activities of the legal metrology department. Experts in various metrological fields then conducted practical demonstrations showing calibration and verification methods for commonly used measuring equipment in ILNAS laboratories. This included temperature chains, climatic chambers, chronometers, tachometers, multimeters, current clamps and scales.

The event ended with a networking lunch, where participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences and to discuss their future needs related to the measurement science and its application.

ILNAS experts were glad to welcome the metrology community in Luxembourg, which is strongly asking for further common actions.

The full agenda, in French, is available here.

Metrology For All (MFA)
Posted: 2023-03-28 @ 14:40 UTC+1

2023 "Metrology for All” Webinar

The "Metrology for All" platform is pleased to organize a Webinar for World Metrology Day 2023 on the theme “Measurements supporting the global food system” to support and promote the importance of Metrology and World Metrology Day.

The Webinar is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 20th, 2023, and will include the following:

  • World Metrology Day 2023 - Live Webinar!
  • The scientific poster designed by the “Metrology for All platform” will be distributed to selected universities and organizations:
  1. “Metrology Concepts on Food” - Download
  2. The poster (Weather Instruments) is designed for students - Download
  3. "Metrology- schools poster" - Download

The “Metrology for All“ platform is a non-profit platform committed to increasing awareness of metrology in Africa and developing countries, with a particular focus on supporting women in the field of metrology.

Metrology is the science of measurement, which is a critical field that underpins many aspects of modern society, including industry, trade, and science.

One of our primary goals is to support women in metrology in Africa and other developing countries. We believe that women have a vital role to play in this field and that by empowering them; we can make significant strides in advancing metrology and promoting scientific and technological development.

Dr. Tamador Salih Saeed - Founder of Metrology for All

Mexico (Arrega Industrial)
Posted: 2023-05-15 @ 09:05 UTC+2

Metrology 4.0 Expo Seminar

Arrega Industrial, based in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, are preparing World Metrology Day 2023 by holding several seminars about Metrology 4.0, and an Industrial Expo, in the month of May. They are all free of charge for Arrega customers.

New trends in measurement and metrology will be presented that meet the new challenges faced by a production environment, focused on more efficient processes and controls.

The technical talks will be given by highly qualified professionals with a long history in the application of the science of measurement. Additionally, leading global manufacturers of measuring instruments will have products on display for technical demonstrations.

Attendance at the event is by invitation only, and registration is required. For more information, please click here.

Mexico (CENAM)
Posted: 2023-04-25 @ 10:35 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Mexico (CENAM)

World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signing of the Metre Convention - in May 1875 - by representatives of seventeen countries, which established the framework for global application in the science of measurement and its industrial, commercial and social purposes. The initial purpose of the Metre Convention was to provide uniformity of measurement, and it is as important today as it was in 1875.

That is why the Mexican National Metrology Institute (CENAM), like other National Metrology Institutes, participates in World Metrology Day, organized by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in coordination with the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML).

We invite you to be a part of this commemoration, on May 19, when we will be opening the doors of CENAM in order to receive the visit of representatives of the state and federal government, academic and research institutions, as well as the business sector, among others, to publicize the technical and scientific work carried out in the Entity.

We are pleased to invite you to be part of the traditional “Open Doors Day”. If you are interested in participating, please register directly via the following link, where we will be publishing relevant information for the success of your visit.


Posted: 2023-05-12 @ 09:20 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Monterrey – Mexico

The Metrology Laboratory ETALONET, in coordination with the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de SLP, will celebrate World Metrology Day. This important celebration will be held at the UTM-SLP Auditorium, on May 25th, 2023. The theme for World Metrology Day 2023 – Measurements supporting the food industry – will be presented by Roberto Benitez, ETALONET Director, to University students and to the general community in México.

For more information, contact:


Día Mundial de la Metrología 2023 en Monterrey – México

El Laboratorio de Metrología ETALONET en coordinación con la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de SLP, celebra nuevamente el Día Mundial de la Metrología. Esta importante celebración se llevará a cabo en el Auditorio de la UTM-SLP el día 25 de Mayo del 2023. El tema Apoyo de la Metrología en la Industria de Alimentos, será presentado por el Ing. Roberto Benitez, Director de ETALONET, para los alumnos de la Universidad y para la comunidad en general en México.

Para más información, contacte:

Montenegro (Bureau of Metrology)
Posted: 2023-06-07 @ 14:30 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Montenegro

The Bureau of Metrology, on the occasion of marking May 20 - World Metrology Day, organized several promotional activities which included two workshops for stakeholders. The first workshop named “Review of Balances for the Needs of Inspection Authorities” is intended for representatives of the Metrological Inspection. The workshop aimed to demonstrate the procedures for inspecting mass scales.  By organizing this workshop for representatives of the Metrological Inspection, cooperation and transfer of knowledge in the field of inspection of mass scales is improved, which, as concluded, contributes to the safety of food products following the Food Safety Act and international regulations and standards.

The second workshop was organized to strengthen the relationship between the Bureau of Metrology and decision-makers in Montenegro, scientific institutions, industry, and laboratories, as well as highlight the importance of accurate and internationally acceptable measurements. At the workshop, the way to improve the quality of business operations through the Food Safety Act and ISO standards was highlighted. For the promotion of this year's World Metrology Day, a dedicated brochure was printed and can be found at the link:

On May 20, our representative presented the theme of World Metrology Day in a live program on national television, where the connection between accurate measurement and safety in the food industry was explained to the general public. The statement can be found at the link:

Also, printed promotional material was sent to all primary and secondary schools in Montenegro: a poster of the "World Metrology Day", as well as posters with definitions of the International System of Units (SI), posters with new SI prefixes and the Periodic Table of the Elements.

Netherlands (VSL)
Posted: 2023-05-17 @ 11:55 UTC+2

VSL celebrates the importance of Measurements in the Global Food System

May 20th marks World Metrology Day, the annual event that highlights the critical role of measurements in our daily lives. This year, the event focuses on the theme “Measurements supporting the global food system”. From the international trade of grain to online weighing of pre-packaged goods, accurate measurement plays a crucial role in ensuring fairness and transparency.

Food is a major concern for everyone. By the end of 2022, the world population reached 8 billion people. This, together with the depletion of natural resources and the impact of climate change, is posing increasing challenges to the global food system. Measurements play a pivotal role in supporting the global food system. From farm to fork, precise measurements ensure food quality, safety, and fair trade practices.

For example, in agriculture accurate assessments of soil composition and moisture levels help optimise crop growth and prevent overuse of resources. But metrology also plays a vital role in ensuring food safety by enabling precise monitoring of pesticide residues, contaminants, and nutritional values. Additionally, measurements are vital in promoting fair trade and equitable transactions. Precise measurements enable consistent quantification of produce, reducing disputes and ensuring fair prices - for instance by preventing the underfilling of packages or misleading labelling of product quantities.

Pyramid of traceability

To ensure quality, safety and fair trade, food standards must be met. In order to maintain consistent standards, all measurements should adhere to the SI system, which is the internationally recognised metric system encompassing uniform units of measurement for various quantities like distance, mass, speed, and temperature.

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National metrology institutes (NMIs), such as VSL in The Netherlands, manage and develop national primary measurement standards based on these international units. In other words, the SI and the NMIs are the basis for all food measurements. Thus ensuring that all stakeholders, from laboratories and producers to supermarkets and consumers, can rely on a globally traceable and high-quality food system.

Raising awareness for metrology

As we observe World Metrology Day, it is important to acknowledge the indispensable role of accurate measurement in supporting food security, waste reduction and fair trade practices, thereby contributing to a more sustainable and equitable future. The annual event is established to commemorate the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, and organised by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), in participation of the national organisations responsible for metrology.

New Zealand (MSL)
Posted: 2023-04-25 @ 10:00 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in New Zealand

The Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL) is hosting a hybrid event on Friday 19 May 2023 to celebrate World Metrology Day. This year, the theme is Measurements supporting the global food system. Guests are invited to attend the event at MSL's laboratories in Wellington, New Zealand. Alternatively, guests can attend the morning sessions online. More information about the event and registration page can be found on the MSL website here.

Nigeria (FMITI)
Posted: 2023-05-22 @ 15:00 UTC+2

Nigeria celebrates World Metrology Day 2023

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment's Weights & Measures Department is set to commemorate the 2023 World Metrology Day on May 22nd, within the premises of the Ministry headquarters. The event will commence with an address by the esteemed Minister, Mr. Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, before an audience comprising state dignitaries, national metrology experts and customers.

Following a visit to the exhibition located at Block G of the Secretariat complex, the guests will be invited to a workshop/seminar focused on the implementation of regulations concerning the sale of yam tubers and various agricultural products and commodities across Nigeria. This activity has received the seal of approval from the Council of Industry, Trade, and Investment during its session in Ado-Ekiti in 2021.

Additional progamme details are available here.

Norway (Justervesenet)
Posted: 2023-05-09 @ 11:50 UTC+2

Justervesenet social media campaign for WMD 2023

The 2023 WMD social media campaign prepared by Justervesenet is an initiative aimed at raising awareness about the role of metrology in food systems. The central theme of the campaign highlights how the SI units are intricately linked to our food systems. The campaign’s key objective is to help end-users comprehend the significance of precise measurements in agriculture and food production, processing, storage and distribution.

The campaign will feature a range of multimedia content, including videos and photos, to help users better understand the impact of accurate measurement and its role in ensuring the safety, authenticity and quality of our food supply.

To ensure maximum reach and engagement, the content is tailored to fit the particular characteristics of the LinkedIn and Instagram platforms and is designed to grab the attention of the audience, inspiring them to learn more about the importance of metrology in food systems.

Posted: 2023-05-11 @ 08:05 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Panamá

CENAMEP AIP is organising a number of events to celebrate World Metrology Day:

16–18 May: OPEN HOUSE or guided visits to the different laboratories of CENAMEP AIP. Up to 120 visitors per day, including professionals, junior high and university students, can pre-register on the web and will be able to take a guided tour around most of the primary and secondary laboratories of CENAMEP AIP. An unforgettable experience that will give visitors a real understanding of how metrology supports our daily life. The OPEN HOUSE is mainly aimed at university students and local industry stakeholders who wish to learn about how metrology relates to their needs.

19 May: WMD Awareness event on “Medidas que respaldan el sistema alimentario mundial” – this is a morning event held at the Hotel Holiday Inn, Panamá Canal. The event requires an invitation and will consist of two metrology sets of talks and a Forum.
There will be a Scientific block from CENAMEP AIP, The Agri-food Ministry & the Academia, a Commercial and  Industrial block from a food industry, a metrology equipment distributor, and a Secondary lab, and also a Regulatory block with a forum including some of the members of the National Metrology Council.

23–24 May: Invitation to participate in the two international SIM events broadcast online from the NMI of Colombia, the Instituto Nacional de Metrología de Colombia (INM):
“Metrología y la transformación digital” and “Dia Mundial de la Metrología 2023”.

Registration for these events will be via our website

Paraguay (INTN)
Posted: 2023-05-19 @ 10:30 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Paraguay

To celebrate World Metrology Day 2023, the National Institute of Metrology (INTN) and LABSOL (Secondary Laboratory) sponsored by Starrett, are organizing the "Metrology Day Conference - Measurements supporting the global food system”. 

The event will be hosted in person, and can be seen via Facebook Live.  

Place: INTN Auditorium - Asunción
Date: May 24, 2023 
Time: 9:00 to 12:00 (UTC -4) 

Registration: Click here

Posted: 2023-05-05 @ 08:25 UTC+2

VIII Week of Metrology in Peru: XIV Symposium of Metrology in Peru (online)


In commemoration of 2023 World Metrology Day

On May 20, World Metrology Day is celebrated in commemoration of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. Peru was one of the 18 Founding States. This treaty provided the basis for a unified and consistent measurement system throughout the world.
As part of the commemorative activities, each year INACAL’s Metrology Directorate holds the Metrology Symposium in Peru, and this year its XIV edition (online) will feature national and international exhibitors.

This Symposium is aimed at experts, professionals and technicians of calibration and testing laboratories, industrial companies, professors and students of engineering and science universities who are interested in learning about the recent advances in metrology worldwide, and their applications in measurements of various physical and chemical quantities used in various fields of technology, industry, and science, among others.

Place: Online
Dates: Thursday 18 and Friday 19 May 2023
Schedule: From 10:00 to 18:00
Cost: Free
See the information (in Spanish) at the following INACAL website link:


VIII Week of Metrology in Peru: VIII Week of Metrology (online)

As part of the World Metrology Day celebrations, the Directorate of Metrology is organizing the VIII Metrology Week (online), an event that seeks to complement the already classic annual Symposium of Metrology with conferences and free training sessions, looking for metrologists, industry, technicians, students and society in general, to learn more about metrology, the science of measurements and their applications and how it is being developed in the Directorate of Metrology of INACAL.

The VIII Metrology Week program is as below:

Monday 15 May 2023

Virtual guided tour:

  • guided visit to the laboratories of the Directorate of Metrology.

Schedule: From 09:00 to 12:00

Tuesday 16 May 2023


  • Statistics and analysis of the metrological verification results of measuring instruments subject to metrological control.
  • New edition of procedure PC-015 for the calibration of volumetric material according to ISO 4787:2021.

Schedule: From 10:00 to 12:40

Wednesday 17 May 2023


  • New procedure for the verification of spectrophotometers for medical laboratories - OIML Recommendation R 135 Spectrophotometers for medical laboratories.
  • Changes in the Peruvian Metrological Standard NMP 014, NMP 015 and NMP 022 for electrical energy measurement equipment - Static meters for AC active energy (classes 0.1 S, 0.2 S and 0.5 S) and the attention procedure for the approval of models with the new version of the standards.

Schedule: From 10:00 to 12:40
Cost: Free entry after registration here
See the information (in Spanish) at the following INACAL website link:

Poland (GUM)
Posted: 2023-05-12 @ 17:20 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Poland

In our Office, World Metrology Day will be celebrated on May 18 this year. On this occasion, the President of the Central Office of Measures in Poland (GUM) will decorate employees of the Polish administration of measures and hallmarking administration with state distinctions awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland, Dr Andrzej Duda, for their merits in social activities, for their contribution to the development and promotion of modern metrology, and for their exemplary, extremely conscientious performance of duties resulting from their professional work.

In addition on this day, employees and their families will be able to visit the laboratories of the Central Office of Measures, which are usually inaccessible to them and they will also be able to visit the exhibition of historical measuring instruments.

There will also be an opportunity for GUM employees and their families to celebrate together during the picnic, which will be organized in the courtyard of GUM.

Portugal (IPQ)
Posted: 2023-05-16 @ 15:30 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Portugal

On 22 May at 10:00 the Instituto Português da Qualidade (IPQ), the Portuguese National Metrology Institution, is organising a Webinar on “The Contribution of Measurements for Business Productivity and Competitiveness”.

The Webinar is intended for the whole metrological community, in particular our stakeholders, including laboratories, companies, academia, research centres, and inspection and regulatory bodies. It will have as its reference World Metrology Day, and the theme "Measurements supporting the global food system".

The Secretary of State for the Economy will open the ceremony followed by a presentation from the Director of the National Metrology Laboratory, and conclude with a round table with four stakeholders as indicated in the webinar program. These stakeholders are a laboratory (Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade) with activity in legal metrology and applied metrology, and three companies whose activity is in the general food industry. They will discuss issues related to the importance of metrology in their activities.

In the afternoon there will be visits to other companies involved in the food industry, to cover a broad range of activities within that system. Additionally, senior staff of the Metrology Department with be giving lectures at universities on the same topic, with the focus on the importance of metrology to our society, emphasizing that the depletion of natural resources and the impact of climate changes represent enormous challenges for the global food system.

They will stress that the world metrology community has been involved in these challenges, mobilizing and using its knowledge and experience in the science of measurement to assure reliable and trustworthy measurements, namely on the quantity and quality of primary and processed food products.

To download the program, please click here.

Russian Federation (Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology)
Posted: 2023-05-12 @ 17:55 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in the Russian Federation

The International Metrology Forum and Exhibition "Metrology without Borders", dedicated to World Metrology Day, will take place on 15-17 May 2023 in Moscow.

The main purpose of the Forum is to popularize activities in the field of metrology, metrological support and instrumentation. This event is the main platform for demonstrating the achievements and capabilities of Russian instrument makers and manufacturers of measuring instruments, discussing key issues of ensuring the uniformity of measurements, and exchanging experience between industry representatives, manufacturers of measuring equipment and metrologists.



Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM)
Posted: 2023-05-10 @ 08:40 UTC+2

Open Events SIM Week: Celebration of World Metrology Day

A series of open events will be held in the framework of the SIM 2023 Annual Meetings Week, with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the National Metrology Institute of Colombia (INM) and the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC).

Via this link, you can register to participate live in each event, through Zoom or in person in Bogotá D.C. - simply click on the respective buttons. You can also consult the agenda for each day and download the World Metrology Day 2023 theme poster.

Saint Lucia (SLBS)
Posted: 2023-05-22 @ 08:35 UTC+2

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards celebrates World Metrology Day 2023

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards observed World Metrology Day on Friday, 19th May 2023 under the theme Measurements supporting the global food system. The Metrology Act Cap. 13.18 gives the Bureau the responsibility to regulate all weights and measures activities on the island and to manage and coordinate the metrication of Saint Lucia.

The Metrology Department of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards hosted an Open Day and Press Tour of the Metrology and Agricultural Labs at the National Agricultural Diagnostic Facility (NADF) in Union starting from 10 a.m. where attendees could learn how metrology affects our lives every day.

The Open Day welcomed agro-processors, farmers, manufacturers, importers, exporters and the general public. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and the Ministry of Agriculture have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed on 14th October 2022. The Open Day highlighted the existing collaboration between the SLBS and the Ministry of Agriculture MoU, and the role the National Agricultural Diagnostic Facility (NADF) will play in the implementation of the Food Safety Framework.

For further information call Mr. Marciano Busby (Head of Communication) at 453-0049 or visit

Saudi Arabia (IMC)
Posted: 2023-05-24 @ 16:45 UTC+2

IMC celebrates World Metrology Day 2023 in Saudi Arabia

As part of World Metrology Day, and further to the previous successful events held by the International Medical Center (IMC) in 2018 and 2019, the Nutrition & Food Experience Section in IMC will be organizing a Community Wellness Event as per the description below:

Event name: Quantify Your Food

Date: 15 June 2023

Location: IMC Main Entrance

Goal: The Community Event focuses on the importance of Measurement and how measuring food can translate into the different aspects of our health and can help us be (and stay) healthier.

Description: In collaboration with the Low Carb Society, the Nutrition & Food Experience Section will organize a Community Wellness Event with the goal of educating the public about the importance of staying on track with healthy eating and healthy habits.

The lobby will have six different booths, and at each booth there will be an individual dedicated to educating visitors about a specific topic related to measuring and tracking health as explained below:

1. Portion control and portion measurement
2. Reading nutrition facts (understanding the nutrients content of food and how to distinguish a healthy product from an unhealthy one)
3. Building a meal: plate division for a complete meal
4. Live cooking: recipe building for a complete meal
5. Your health on track (MSQ questionnaire with scores to assess overall health)
6. Low carb and how to keep carbohydrate intake in check
7. Tools/machines to help you keep your diet in check

Saudi Arabia (SASO)
Posted: 2023-05-19 @ 10:45 UTC+2

SASO: 2023 World Metrology Day in Saudi Arabia

SASO will organize a big celebration of World Metrology Day on Monday, 22 May 2023. The ceremony will take place under the patronship of His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Chairman of the SASO Board of Directors, and in partnership with a number of governmental and private organizations.

Venue: SASO main building (main ceremonies hall).
Time: Monday, 22 May 2023, starting at 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.

Program (in Arabic): Detailed schedule and speakers and titles of the talks (full program).
Theme: Two sessions plus an exhibition.

For registration, please go through this link.

For more details about the forum and location of the venue: please click here.

Link to the live event: Click here.

Singapore (NMC)
Posted: 2023-05-03 @ 08:20 UTC+2

World Metrology Day 2023 Conference in Singapore

In light of the climate changes and the world population reaching 8 billion in 2022, how can measurements play a part in our global food system to ensure a safe and sustainable food supply? Join us for a series of exciting and informative talks by leading experts: a Conference co-organized by the National Metrology Centre (NMC), the national measurement institute of Singapore, and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), our designated institute for chemical metrology, will be held on 25 May 2023 from 8.30am to 5.00pm at the Innovis Multi-Purpose Hall, 2 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore.

The topic during the morning session will be on the 2023 World Metrology Day theme Measurements Supporting the Global Food System, and the theme for the afternoon session will highlight new measurement solutions and technologies from the NMC.

The detailed programme may be downloaded here. To register for the Conference, please visit

South Africa (NMISA)
Posted: 2023-05-10 @ 10:05 UTC+2

World Metrology Day 2023 in South Africa

The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) in collaboration with the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) is hosting an online Food Focus Group Discussion which will be held on May 17th, 2023, to discuss advanced materials metrology and standardization for the global food system in celebration of World Metrology Day 2023.

The event will focus on how accurate and reliable measurements can help address the challenges that the food system faces today, such as climate change, population growth, and food safety concerns.

Short presentations will be delivered on the following technical themes: sustainable packaging for food preservation and quality, food safety testing, improvement of agricultural processes for sustainable food production and reduced environmental impact, and solar cells in agricultural production. The event will also cover advanced materials challenges in preserving food quality and safety through material characterization of packaging and reducing the environmental impact of the global food system.

The discussion will be of interest to materials characterization researchers, industry partners, policy makers, and standardization experts working in the global food system areas.

Date:     Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Time:     11:00 - 13:00 (GMT)
Venue:  Online Teams Event
Cost:      The event is free of charge, but registration is required to participate in the meeting

To register click on

Spain (CEM)
Posted: 2023-05-05 @ 15:50 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Spain

Once again this year, the Centro Español de Metrología (CEM) invites you to the World Metrology Day hybrid workshop: “Measurements supporting the global food system”.

The workshop includes key topics such as global food safety, government supervision of the systems that regulate and guarantee consumer safety, the different procedures of the food system, and the important role that metrology plays in all of them to assure reliable measurement results and that the regulatory requirements are met.

Registration is free and the workshop can be attended either in person at the Centro Español de Metrologia facilities or online.

The registration period ends on 17 May 2023. For more information:

Spain (Spanish Institute of Engineering)
Posted: 2023-05-12 @ 12:45 UTC+2

Spanish Institute of Engineering celebrates 2023 World Metrology Day

The Spanish Institute of Engineering (Instituto de la Ingeniería de España, IIE) celebrated World Metrology Day in advance, in an event which was held on Thursday, 11 May from 17:30 in the IIE Assembly Hall.

The event was broadcast live on YouTube, and consisted of two different parts. In the first part, the 2023 IIE Recognition of Merit in Metrology was presented. The second part commemorated the Centenary of the 1923 Nobel Prize awarded to Robert Andrews Millikan, for the work he carried out to determine the charge of the electron.

More information is available at

Sri Lanka (MUSSD)
Posted: 2023-05-20 @ 10:20 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Sri Lanka

The Measurement Units, Standards and Services Department (MUSSD), the National Metrology Institute in Sri Lanka, joins with the world community to celebrate World Metrology Day 2023.

We have organized a celebration on 25th May 2023 with a big gathering including our stakeholders in metrology and experts in the food industry to discuss the importance of measurement for the local food industry and food agriculture. This event will also be covered by the local media.

Sweden (RISE)
Posted: 2023-05-02 @ 10:15 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Sweden

RISE, the National Metrology Institute of Sweden, will celebrate World Metrology Day with a free lunch webinar. Researchers from RISE will discuss the importance of accurate measurements for the global food system, the environmental impact of food, and measurement methods used for process control in the food industry.

Since World Metrology Day falls on a Saturday, the webinar will take place on Monday, May 22nd instead.

Please note that the webinar will be held in Swedish.

Detailed information and registration (in Swedish).

Switzerland (Mettler-Toledo)
Posted: 2023-04-05 @ 14:05 UTC+2

Online Event: World Metrology Day Live Webinars and Trainings

For the second consecutive year, METTLER TOLEDO is preparing an online event to celebrate World Metrology Day with the global mass calibration community.

This year the online event kicks off with an interactive plenary session with expert guests who will share their daily challenges related to mass calibration and how they have overcome them. On days two and three, our in-house mass metrology experts will host a series of dedicated online training sessions introducing the basics of mass and pipette calibration. Additionally, globally recognized mass metrology experts will join us to share their insights on the latest research advances on topics such as the digital calibration certificate.

For more detailed information about the event, please visit

Tajikistan (Tajikstandart)
Posted: 2023-05-17 @ 10:30 UTC+2

The Republic of Tajikistan celebrates World Metrology Day 2023

On May 19, 2023 the Agency for Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (Agency of Tajikstandart) plans to hold a Scientific and Practical Conference dedicated to World Metrology Day on the topic “Measurements supporting the global food system”.

Representatives of relevant ministries and departments, prestigious enterprises producing domestic food products, as well as scientists and experts from major universities of the country and international organizations are invited to this event.

According to the prepared program, it is expected that specialists of the Tajikstandart Agency, together with scientists and experts from a number of universities of the Republic, will make presentations on a topic related to the direction of the system for ensuring the uniformity of measurements in the global food system.

For more information, please visit:

Тоҷикистон Рӯзи умумиҷаҳонии метрология 2023-ро таҷлил мекунад

Агентии стандартизатсия, метрология, сертификатсия ва нозироти савдои назди Ҳукумати Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон (Агентии Тоҷикстандарт) ба нақша гирифтааст санаи 19 майи соли 2023 дар бинои дастгоҳи марказии Агентӣ бахшида ба рӯзи Умумиҷаҳонии метрология – 20 май дар мавзӯи “Ченкуниҳо барои нигоҳдории низоми ҷаҳонии озуқаворӣ” конфронси илмӣ-назаривӣ баргузор намояд.

Дар чорабинии мазкур намояндагони вазорату идораҳои дахлдор, корхонаҳои бонуфузи истеҳсолкунандаи маҳсулоти озуқавории ватанӣ, инчунин олимону коршиносон аз донишгоҳҳои бузурги мамлакат ва ташкилотҳои байналмилалӣ даъват гардидаанд.

Тибқи барномаи таҳиягардида, дар назар аст дар кори конфронс мутахассисони Агентии Тоҷикстандарт дар якҷоягӣ бо олимону коршиносони як қатор донишгоҳҳои ҷумҳурӣ дар мавзӯи вобаста ба самти низоми таъмини ченаки ягона дар низоми ҷаҳонии озуқаворӣ бо рӯнамоиҳо баромад намоянд.

Барои маълумоти бештар ба ин сомона муроҷиат намоед:

Trinidad and Tobago (TTBS)
Posted: 2023-04-25 @ 10:20 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Trinidad and Tobago

In celebration of WMD, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) is organising an Article Writing competition for Metrology Technicians on the Metrology Theme Measurements Supporting the Global Food System. The winning article will be highlighted at a Webinar on 19th May, 2023 based on the theme, which will also feature presentations from two organisations that contribute to the food system.

Update 19 May 2023: The winning article is featured in this document!

Posted: 2023-05-24 @ 14:00 UTC+2

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) marks World Metrology Day

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) stands as one of the five regional commissions operating within the United Nations, with its primary objective being the facilitation of pan-European economic integration.

The UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) is dedicated to providing support to the metrology community and various aspects of quality infrastructure. Its core mission revolves around promoting regulatory cooperation, standardization policies, and related activities aimed at reducing technical trade barriers. Additionally, WP.6 actively fosters sustainable development across multiple dimensions, encompassing areas such as gender equality, climate and environmental protection, circular economy, and the adoption of emerging technologies.

In commemoration of the 2023 World Metrology Day, UNECE WP.6 is organizing a forum spanning from May 22nd to 26th, bringing together all its subgroups. The forum serves as a platform to showcase significant accomplishments in quality infrastructure while also looking towards future endeavors. The event will commence with a conference entitled "Back to Basics of Quality Infrastructure," featuring distinguished speakers in the fields of metrology, standardization, market surveillance, conformity assessment and risk management.

The full agenda of the conference is available here: Back to Basic of Quality Infrastructure | UNECE.

United Arab Emirates (MECL)
Posted: 2023-05-22 @ 09:05 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in the United Arab Emirates (MECL)

The Middle East Calibration Lab LLC conducted a seminar on 20 May 2023 at their premises in Sharjah, UAE. The topics covered included:

  • Basics of metrology and the SI Units
  • Importance of metrology in our day to day lives
  • Importance and key factors of weighing balances related to the food industry, retail stores and distribution centers
  • Importance of calibration

The Seminar was led by Mr. Hari C G (Lab Manager), and Mr. Vijesh K (Sr. Calibration Engineer) and the event was organized and conducted by Eng. Harikumar Nandakumar.

For further information, please click here. To view some photos taken during the event, click here.

United Arab Emirates (MoIAT & EMI)
Posted: 2023-05-08 @ 16:40 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in the United Arab Emirates (MoIAT & EMI)

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the Emirates Metrology Institute, under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, invite you to join this year’s World Metrology Day event “Measurements supporting the global food system” on 18 may 2023 at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi.

The event will showcase:

- the metrology infrastructure in UAE;
- World Metrology Day 2023;
- the role of metrology in food;
- camel milk powder enriched with date extract;
- the national NMI of the UAE and its role.

Join us as we explore the theme of “Measurements supporting the global food system” and discover the latest advances in metrology that are helping to ensure the safety, quality, and sustainability of our food supply.

For the full agenda, please click here to download the PDF file.

United Kingdom (NPL)
Posted: 2023-05-09 @ 17:40 UTC+2

What is NPL doing to help support the global food system?

NPL’s world-class scientific and measurement expertise is helping the agricultural technology industry to adopt high-tech solutions, where traditional agricultural solutions are no longer sufficient, helping to increase productivity whilst reducing resource inputs.

We work on a number of projects in this area, including:

  • Employing a fruit picking robot that checks every fruit for colour, size and blemishes before harvesting it
  • Devising 3D imaging technology to facilitate the breeding of new crop varieties
  • Reducing wastage by sorting and grading potatoes to identify black hearts
  • Monitoring livestock condition to increase the efficiency of rearing animals by precise individual control of feed and tracking their welfare.

In order to carry out this ‘precision agriculture’, NPL use a variety of sensors and techniques ranging from microwaves, optical light, ultrasound, computer vision and machine learning techniques. The work is aimed at producing industrial solutions for immediate field deployment and impact.

For full information, please visit the NPL website World Metrology Day page.

United Kingdom (OPSS)
Posted: 2023-05-09 @ 12:10 UTC+2

OPSS social media campaign for WMD 2023

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is the United Kingdom’s national regulator for legal metrology, ensuring weighing and measuring instruments are accurate and reliable, and is also the national regulator for all consumer products (except for vehicles, medicines and food).

OPSS works with national and international regulators, with consumer representatives and with businesses to deliver effective protections.

In celebration of World Metrology Day 2023, OPSS will issue social media posts promoting measurements supporting the global food system, focusing on food in general and meat and fish in particular.

For more information: |

United Kingdom (UKWF)
Posted: 2023-05-19 @ 16:05 UTC+2

UK Weighing Federation celebrates World Metrology Day 2023

The UK Weighing Federation (UKWF) is the recognised national UK trade association for manufacturers, system integrators, distributors, repairers, installers and service organisations involved in the weighing industry.

It is the UK's 'centre of excellence' for all aspects of weighing and our membership includes companies from all areas of weighing, including suppliers of equipment, components, instrumentation, software, services and systems.

To celebrate World Metrology Day 2023, UKWF will issue social media posts promoting how legal metrology businesses support the global food system, and how we strive toward the highest standards in quality and accuracy. For more information visit

Uruguay (LATU)
Posted: 2023-05-20 @ 10:20 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Uruguay

LATU, the Uruguayan National Measurement Institute, is celebrating World Metrology 2023 via its social media channels, where more information can be found.

A video was published on the LATU YouTube channel explaining the importance of Metrology:

Publications were also made on Twitter: and on Linkedin:

Information regarding the date and the role of LATU was also published on the LATU website, notably emphasizing the importance of measurements supporting the global food system:

Lastly, the World Metrology Day poster, with the LATU logo, was published on the LATU web portal, in various places within LATU, and on the Posters page of the WMD website.

Uzbekistan (UzNIM)
Posted: 2023-02-09 @ 14:00 UTC+1

Uzbekistan celebrates World Metrology Day 2023

On the occasion of World Metrology Day 2023, the Uzbek National Institute of Metrology (UzNIM) is planning a series of events which are timed to unite UzNIM, its regional branches, scientific and educational organizations, and the manufacturing sector in a unique platform.

It is planned to provide information on the role of metrology in quality control and food safety, to inform about the extended calibration and measurement capabilities of UzNIM, and the need to introduce digital technologies into metrological activities that improve processes and open new opportunities.

For more information, please visit

O‘zbekistonda 2023-yil Butunjahon metrologiya kuni nishonlanadi

2023-yilgi Butunjahon metrologiya kuni munosabati bilan O‘zbekiston milliy metrologiya instituti (O‘zMMI) bir qator tadbirlar o‘tkazishni rejalashtirmoqda.

Ushbu tadbirlarda O‘zMMI, uning hududiy filiallari, fan va taʼlim tashkilotlari hamda ishlab chiqarish sektorini bir davraga birlashtirish nazarda tutilmoqda.

Bunda, oziq-ovqat mahsulotlari sifati va xavfsizligini nazorat qilishda metrologiyaning o‘rni, O‘zMMI kengaytirilgan kalibrlash va o‘lchash imkoniyatlari, metrologiya faoliyatida jarayonlarni takomillashtirishga va yangi imkoniyatlarni ochishga imkon beruvchi raqamli texnoogiyalarni joriy etish zaruriyati toʻgʻrisida maʼlumot berish rejalashtirilgan.

Qo‘shimcha ma’lumotlar olish uchun ga kirishingiz mumkin.

Vietnam (STAMEQ)
Posted: 2023-05-23 @ 16:05 UTC+2

2023 World Metrology Day in Vietnam

In celebration of the 10th Vietnam’s Science and Technology Day and World Metrology Day 2023, the Directorate of Standards, Metrology and Quality in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology of Thai Nguyen province held the Seminar "Measurements supporting the global food system” as the international metrology community celebrates World Metrology Day 2023.

For a full report and a photograph, please click here.