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Metrology for a sustainable future

NPL’s Head of Metrology, Professor Richard Brown, co-authors Nature article on World Metrology Day.

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World Metrology Day, today, is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention in 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention, which has now grown to cover over 98% of the global economy, sets the framework for worldwide collaboration in metrology, the science of measurement, recognising the vital role this plays in our everyday lives.  

From future-proofing time with atomic clocks and testing driverless cars to developing the next generation of medical ultrasound and making the most of renewable energy, metrology underpins the development of pioneering digital technologies, enabling research and innovation to flourish globally.   

This year, World Metrology Day celebrates sustainability and how metrology enables pioneering approaches to deliver a sustainable future global economy and environment.  

Professor Richard Brown has co-authored an article in Nature discussing the origin of the day. Read it here. 

20 May 2024