Welcome Message from hosts of APMP 2019
Dr Bruce Warrington, CEO, National Measurement Institute, Australia (NMIA)
Dr Adi Paterson, CEO, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO)
Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, CEO, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
On behalf of NMIA, ANSTO, ARPANSA and the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, we are delighted to welcome delegates to the 35th Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP) General Assembly and Related Meetings in Sydney, Australia.
NMIA is Australia’s National Measurement Institute, and brings together both measurement science and legal metrology in a single organisation. ANSTO and ARPANSA use their specialist capabilities to maintain national standards for ionising radiation – for the activity of radionuclides and absorbed dose, respectively.
Australia became a member of APMP in 1980 and this is the fourth occasion that we have had the privilege of hosting the annual APMP meetings. With APMP 2019 we look forward to the breadth and depth of technical and strategic discussion that is at the core of APMP’s mission and vision, to build regional capabilities in measurement science and ensure international recognition of these capabilities.
Since our last hosting in 2007, so much has changed in science, technology and innovation, and also in the measurement infrastructure that supports these activities – not only within our economies, but regionally and globally. We live today in a ‘fundamentally different’ world that began with the historic redefinition of the International System of Units (SI) on World Metrology Day, 20 May 2019.
We look forward to building on the example provided by our Singaporean colleagues as hosts of APMP 2018 in showcasing the opportunities this new world presents, both for metrology and for the global community we serve. We have chosen the particular theme of “Metrology for the Digital Economy” as a common priority for all of us, as well as for the prospects it opens up to strengthen the intrinsic collaboration between the two spheres of scientific and legal metrology.
Our APMP 2019 Organising Committee has been working hard to ensure that you get the most out of your participation in the range of APMP activities – and, at the same time, have the chance to enjoy the beauty of Sydney and its environs.
We thank the APMP Executive Committee, Secretariat, Technical Committee and Focus Group Chairs for all of their support. To all our delegates, we welcome you to Australia, and hope your time meeting here is productive, rewarding, thought-provoking, and fun!
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