Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Symposium on Metrology, Metrology 2014, began here today with keynote speeches by the director of the International Bureau on Legal Metrology, Stephen Patoray, and Alan E. Johnston, president of the Canadian Measurement Bureau. The event is being hosted by the National Bureau of Standards, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, and the National Research Institute of Metrology, and is directed at metrologists, researchers, technologists, experts, executives, business representatives, producers and marketers of instruments and measurement systems.
The metrology symposium has been held in Cuba since 1990, with the participation of leading figures from that science, as well as international and regional organizations.
According to organizers of the symposium, at least 12 countries will attend the event, running at Havana’s Conference Center until June 14, with the attendance of some 350 domestic and foreign delegates.
Among issues under discussion are the updating of the Cuban Metrology System, as well as the development of that science in sectors such as biopharmaceuticals, energy control, chemical metrology, an aspect with almost more than one decade of application that is becoming increasingly global.