World Metrology Day

The Bureau of Metrology participates in the celebration of the World Metrology Day, which marks the signing of the Metre Convention. International metrology organizations and national metrology institutes have prepared a poster dedicated to measurements and light.  This year metrological community has joined UNESCO in promoting the role of light and optical technologies in everyday life, but also their impact on the sustainable development of our society in the future. Metrology enables the application and advancement of technologies based on light, and efficient energy production, a better understanding of climate change, but also optimal lighting of settlements.

The Bureau of Metrology organizes open days on the occasion of the World Metrology Day, which allows interested students to visit the laboratories of the Bureau in the period from 11th to 15th of May, 2015.

Invitation was excepted by: Primary schools: Milorad Musa Burzan ",,, Savo Pejanović",,, Vuk Karadžić ",,, Vlado Milic" from Podgorica, “ Dušan Bojović " from Niksic, than Mixed Secondary school ,,September 17 " from Zabljak and Mixed Secondary school ,, Ivan Goran Kovacic" from Herceg Novi.

Let us remind that Metrology as a measuring science follows the development of human society. It is believed that people were first interested to comprehend time by observing natural phenomena, and then the length, i.e. the distance. However, from then up until the time of cosmic programs, GPS and the global navigational satellite system Galileo, people are trying to perform as accurate measurements as possible. One of the achievements of the French Revolution represents the idea of creating a unique measuring system for all times and all nations that will not depend on kings, places and times. French Academy of Sciences has realized that idea by derivation of fundamental units from natural world measures. Thus, the meter is defined, and later the kilogram.  In 1799, material prototypes were made-standard units, called archival meter and archival kilogram. The advantage of using the French measures became apparent in Europe, despite the wars led.

Representatives of the governments of 17 countries, on 20 May 1875, signed the Treaty of Paris called the Metre Convention in order to ensure a unique system of measurement units in the world. The length unit was adopted - the meter and the mass unit - kilogram, and International Bureau of Weights and Measures was founded, based in Sevres near Paris.