Following the recent decision, taken by measurement scientists from around the world, to redefine the International System of Measurement (SI) units, on the 20th of each month we will be looking at one of the seven SI base units. You'll be able to find out where it's used in everyday life, how it's defined now, and the changes that will come into force on 20 May 2019. The SI unit of the month (20 February to 19 March) is the kelvin. read more >>

EMPIR Call 2019: Stage 1 OPEN!

EURAMET announces the launch of the 2019 call for the following topic areas within the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR):

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Normative
  • Research Potential
  • Support for Networks

Stage 1 of the call is for potential research topics and is open to any interested party. Deadline: 18 February 2019, 23:59 CET.  read more>>

News Highlights

EMPIR project develops improved telecommunications technology

Better time synchronisation enables improved service for mobile customers

Large fibre optical cables – ©iStock.com/kynny
EMPIR project develops new silicon device and measurement guidelines

Company licences two patent applications; best practice guide available

Integrated microspectrometer in silicon photonics – Photo courtesy of VTT MIKES
4 February 2019 is World Cancer Day

EURAMET supports projects that advance research in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer