Presentation on theme: "Claire Saundry, Ph.D. Director, International and Academic Affairs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Sistema Inter-Americano de Metrología (SIM): Opportunities for Cooperation Claire Saundry, Ph.D.Director, International and Academic AffairsNational Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Eighth Regular meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Science and TechnologyWashington DC. November 14-15, 2013
2 Information about SIMMembership: National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) located in the 34 member nations of the OASMission: To promote and support an integrated measurement infrastructure in the Americas that ensures equity in the marketplace, improves the quality of life and facilitates international trade.International Role: Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) for the Western Hemisphere, one of 5 RMOs currently recognized within the framework of the International Committee on Weights and Measures Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA).1994 Summit of the Americas: Declaration emphasized promoting prosperity through economic integration and free trade.1995 Coordinating meeting in Rio de Janeiro; Revitalized SIM and Produced an Inter-American metrology project with 34 participant countries.1995 Visit to NIST of Ambassadors to the Organization of American States
3 Recent Regional Efforts OAS/FEMCIDI - Metrology and National Measurement Standards to support Environmental Sustainability and the Enhancement of Human Health, Safety and Prosperity in the Americas ( )US Mission to the OAS - Enhancing National Measurement Infrastructure in the Americas ( )NIST - Advanced Internships ( )OAS/FEMCIDI - Strengthening National Metrology Institutes in the Hemisphere: an essential element in the development of National Quality Infrastructure (September 1, August 31, 2016)US Mission to the OAS - Renewable Energy and Climate Science: Metrology and Technology Challenges in the Americas (October September 2015)NIST - SIM Metrology School (2013)Capacity building and trainingImprove measurement capabilitiesFacilitate harmonization of measurementsIncrease exchange of informationRaise awareness of the implications of metrology
4 Renewable Energy and Climate Science for the Americas: Workshop onRenewable Energy and Climate Science for the Americas:Metrology and Technology ChallengesCENAM, Queretaro, MexicoOctober 8-9, 2013Implementation of renewable energy and climate change related policies around the globe will require access to accurate, internationally recognized measurements and standards.These will be critical for both policy-making purposes as well as evaluating the impact of mitigation efforts.Such capabilities will be equally important for assessing the impact of energy and climate change policies on the economic development of each country.National Metrology Institutes (NMI) in each country need to be aware of the measurement and standards capabilities necessary for implementation of such policies.
5 SIM Metrology School 28 October – 1 November Familiarize students with measurement activities in all the SI units (beyond their areas of expertise);Provide skills that enable SIM NMIs to effectively review measurement capabilities, assess the quality systems, and perform regional key comparisons;Enhance the ability of the NMIs in the Western Hemisphere to achieve international acceptance of measurements; andCreate a network of “new” metrologists and build the next generation of SIM leaders.
6 Up-Coming Events Planning underway for four workshops: Training - "Calibration of Oscillation Densimeters“ (Bogota, Colombia December)Training - Biomedical equipment in CAMET (early 2014)Training - Statistics for Chemistry (early 2014)Training Workshop - Anti-Venom production - Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 24-26, 2014.Internships/Advanced Metrology Training
7 Partners Argentina - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial Ecuador - Instituto Ecuatoriano de NormalizacionPeru Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Proteccion de la Propiedad IntelectualSaint Lucia Bureau of StandardsAntigua and Barbuda Bureau of StandardsEl Salvador - Consejo Nacional de Cienciay TecnologíaSt. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of StandardsBahamas Ministry of Lands and Local GovernmentSt. Vincent and the Grenadines; Government of Saint VincentGrenada Bureau of StandardsBarbados National Standards InstitutionGuatemala Centro Nacional de MetrologíaSuriname Metrology UnitBelize Bureau of StandardsGuyana Bureau of StandardsTrindidad and Tobago Bureau of StandardsBolivia - Instituto Boliviano de MetrologíaHaiti - Ministry of Commerce and IndustryUSA - National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBrazil - Instituto Nactional de Metrologia, Qualidade e TecnologiaHonduras - Centro Hondureño de MetrologiaVenezuela Servicio Autonomo de Normalizacion Calidad y Metrologia #Jamaica Bureau of StandardsCanada – National Research CouncilMexico - Centro Nacional de MetrologiaLaboratorio Tecnologico del UruguayChile - Instituto Nacional de NormalizaciónNicaragua - Laboratorio Nacional de MetrologiaColombia - Instituto Nacional de Metrología de ColombiaEl Centro Nacional de MetrologíaCosta Rica Laboratorio Costarricense de Metrologíade Panamá Paraguay Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia y NormalizacionDominica Bureau of StandardsDominican Republic Dirección General de Normas y Sistemas de Calidad# Inactive