World Metrology Day - 20 May 2010

This yearís theme for World Metrology Day resonates very strongly with what we believe here at the National Research Councilís Institute for National Measurement Standards:
metrology is the bridge that moves us from the world of science to the world of technology.

For example, the INMS strategy to help develop metrology at the nanoscale has made this vision real: we have engaged institutes from NRCís Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering portfolios to build a network of measurement expertise and instrumentation that goes far beyond what our Institute could offer alone.

This approach transcends the classical view of metrology as a means of verification and calibration, and we are taking up exciting challenges of method development, data interpretation, and documentary standards setting in this new applications area.

As Canadaís mandated National Measurement Institute, NRC is working to ensure that technology and innovation keep pace with cutting edge scientific research at the nanoscale.

In this very real and immediate sense, metrology is our bridge to the future.

Dr. Alan Steele, NRC Canada