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On 1 July 2024, Decree No. 127/2024 Coll., which amends MIT Decree No. 345/2002 Coll., which establishes measuring instruments for mandatory verification and measuring instruments subject to type approval, comes into force. The text of Decree No 127/2024 can be found at here (available in Czech language only), the full working text of Decree No. 345/2002 Coll. can be found in the legislation - here (available in Czech language only).

 

The Union of Scale Manufacturers of the Czech Republic is organizing the first Czech conference on weight, which will take place on June 5-6, 2024 at the Grand Hotel Towers Prague. The importance of precision measurement and weighing in industry, commerce and even in high-tech medical solutions cannot be overlooked even in today's digital age. Modern weighing technology is the cornerstone of progress in various fields and is driving innovation in the digitalization of quality systems. The "Digital Age of Weighing 2024" conference brings together scientists, innovators, industry experts and users to map the latest advances in the weighing industry and predict the future of weighing technology. In addition to the lecture part, simultaneously translated from English, the conference will also feature an exhibition of leading companies in the field from the Czech Republic and around the world

The event was under the personal patronage of the Minister of Industry and Trade, Chairman of the Office for Standardization of Metrology and State Testing and Director General of the Czech Metrology Institute.

More at the link: www.digitalnivekvazeni.cz

 

 

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This year, for the first time, the World Metrology Day is based on the resolution of the UNESCO General Conference declaring 20 May as World Metrology Day.

This decision opens new avenues for the promotion of metrology in line with UNESCO's mission to build a better world through science and education.

Metrology provides the basis for data-driven decision-making and policy development in the area of sustainability. By providing accurate measurements across different aspects of sustainability, it helps organisations, governments and individuals make informed decisions that contribute to a more sustainable future.

World Metrology Day 2024 focuses on the many measurement opportunities that contribute to a sustainable global economy and environment.

World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signing of the Metric Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen countries. The Convention established a framework for global cooperation in the science of measurement and its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original goal of the Metric Convention - worldwide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875.

The World Metrology Day is the subject of an article in the 2/2024 issue of Metrology (https://www.unmz.cz/metrologie/casopis-metrologie/).

You can find more information here: https://www.worldmetrologyday.org

A study is currently underway to assess Directives 2014/31/EU (NAWID) and 2014/32/EU (MID) for their functionality, applicability and timeliness. The study is being carried out for the European Commission by a consortium led by Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services LLP (The outcome of the evaluation and publication of the EC report is expected in August 2024.

For the expert consultation phase of the study, which runs from October to December 2023, CSES invites any interested parties to provide their name, contact details, discipline and professional title to Mark Whittle (mwhittle@cses.eu) and Lisa Ensor (lensor@cses.eu).

The main objectives of the study are as follows:

    1.  basic requirements
    2.  scope (types of meters), relevance with regard to ongoing technological developments, market trends and societal changes since 2014

Further details and timetable are given in in the attached document.

World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signing of the Metric Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen countries. The Convention established a framework for global cooperation in the science of measurement and its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original goal of the Metric Convention - worldwide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875. Since then, the Convention has been the foundation of a globally coherent system of measurement, the basis for scientific discovery and innovation, industrial production and international trade, as well as for improving the quality of life and protecting the global environment.

The importance of this system and measurement in general is reminded by the theme of this year's World Metrology Day; it deals with measurement, supporting the global food system. The theme was chosen because of the growing challenges of climate change and the global distribution of food in a world with an ever-growing population.

Food security is one of the basic conditions of life, making access to safe and affordable food a major challenge for governments around the world, as well as for farmers and food producers. In 2021, food trade was worth USD 22 trillion and accounted for approximately 20 % of all world trade.

It is widely recognised that the depletion of natural resources and the impact of climate change pose major challenges to the global food system, with the goal of achieving a world without hunger and with universal access to clean water. This goal has been included among the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. The theme of World Metrology Day 2023 is then a reminder of the importance of working at all levels of metrology.

Two articles in the issue are dedicated to the theme of World Metrology Day 2/2023 of the journal Metrology (https://www.unmz.cz/metrologie/casopis-metrologie/).

You can find more information here: https://www.worldmetrologyday.org

The theme for World Metrology Day 2022 is Metrology in the Digital Era. This theme was chosen because of the ever-increasing impact of digital technologies on contemporary society, which is revolutionising the metrology community. It is one of the most interesting trends of today.

More broadly, metrology, as the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, in industrial production, in international trade, in improving the quality of life and in protecting the environment.

World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signing of the Metric Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention established a framework for global cooperation in metrology and its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original goal of the Metric Convention was broad global uniformity of measurement, which remains as important today as it was in 1875.

The World Metrology Day project is jointly implemented by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the International Organization for Legal Metrology.

More here http://www.worldmetrologyday.org/

Following Regulation (EU) 2021/695 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the European Parliament and the Council (EU) issued their Decision 2021/2084 of 24 November 2021 on the participation of the Union in the European Metrology Partnership, jointly implemented by several Member States.

European partnerships under Pillar II of Horizon Europe 'Global Challenges and the Competitiveness of European Industry' (Pillar II) should play an important role in achieving the United Nations Strategic Objectives on Sustainable Development, the Union's commitments under the Paris Agreement adopted under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the transition to a green and digital Europe.

The objective of this Decision is to ensure the participation of the Union in the Metrology Partnership in support of its general objectives by harnessing the excellence of national metrology institutes and specialised research institutes that is necessary for research and development of cutting-edge metrology solutions that transcend national borders and therefore cannot be achieved at national level.

As the administrative structure of EURAMET has proven to be efficient and of high quality for the implementation of the previous European Metrology Research Programmes EMRP and EMPIR, EURAMET will subsequently be used for the implementation of the Metrology Partnership and will manage the Union's financial contribution.

The decision entered into force on 1 December 2021.

Text of the decision here (available in Czech language only).

On 5 November 2021, a new Concept for the Development of the National Metrology System of the Czech Republic for the period 2022-2026 was approved by Government Resolution No. 961. This concept builds on the Concept for the Development of the National Metrology System of the Czech Republic for the period 2017-2021.

The full content of the concept can be found in here (available in Czech language only).

New references to harmonised standards to Directive 2014/32/EU have been published in the Official Journal of the EU, together with a notice of withdrawal of references to withdrawn standards. The amendments concern harmonised standards for gas meters, gas quantity calculators, electricity meters, heat meters, water meters.

The full announcement can be found at here (available in Czech language only).

 

The theme for World Metrology Day 2021 is Measurements for health. This topic was chosen to create awareness of the important role that measurement plays in health and therefore in everyone's sense of well-being.

More broadly, metrology, as the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, in industrial production and international trade, in protecting the global environment, and in improving the quality of life.

World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signing of the Metric Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention established a framework for global cooperation in metrology and its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original goal of the Metric Convention was broad global uniformity of measurement, which remains as important today as it was in 1875.

The World Metrology Day project is jointly implemented by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the International Organization for Legal Metrology.

More here http://www.worldmetrologyday.org/

In 2020, the transition of the international association for legal metrology WELMEC to a legal entity under the German legal system WELMEC e.V. was completed, Pavel Klenovský, the representative of the Czech Republic in the WELMEC e.V. Committee nominated by the Office for Technical Standardization, Metrology and State Testing, was elected as the Chairman of this non-profit association.
In January 2021, WELMEC launched a new website at the current address https://www.welmec.org/. The website provides information on legal metrology within the EU, the activities of WELMEC and the different WELMEC Working Groups. All guidance and information documents and correspondence tables issued by WELMEC are also published on the website.

The Office for Technical Standardization, Metrology and State Testing together with the Czech Metrology Institute are preparing a current analysis of the national metrology system of the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as the "NMS CR"). In this context, it is necessary to obtain information also from the subjects affected by the NMS CR in order to formulate qualified recommendations for its further development. For this reason, we are addressing in particular public authorities, economic entities and research and development institutes.

However, we would also welcome the opinion of the professional community. By completing and submitting the questionnaire, you can contribute to making the national metrology system reflect more objectively the needs and expectations, from the point of view of the user of measuring instruments and measurements, in your area of interest. The completed questionnaire can be sent electronically to metrologie@unmz.cz by 10 September 2020. We will be happy to answer any questions at the above email address.

We thank you in advance for your willingness and participation in the survey.

-         Questionnaire for the analysis of the NMS CR

As of 9.6.2020, the Office for Technical Standardization, Metrology and State Testing announced a new State standard for thermal neutron fluence power, the storage of which is entrusted to the Czech Metrology Institute - Regional Inspectorate Prague.

Technical data of the new state standard including its metrological characteristics are given in the approval protocol dated 9 June 2020, deposited in the Metrology Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and in the Fundamental Metrology Department of the Czech Metrology Institute in Prague.

The announcement of the approval of the new national standard will be published in issue 7 of the Bulletin of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Currently, the Czech Republic has 59 state standards, of which 56 state standards are kept by the Czech Metrology Institute and 3 state standards are kept in associated laboratories - the Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography (VÚGTK v.v.i.) in Zdiby and the Institute of Photonics and Electronics (ÚFE AV ČR v.v.i.) in Prague.