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World Metrology Day Resource Center

Scientists and engineers dedicated to metrology celebrate May 20 as World Metrology Day. On May 20, 1875, representatives from 17 nations signed a treaty to coordinate weights and measures activities internationally and to support the development of the metric system. We honor their pioneering efforts to improve the quality of our lives.

Learn more about World Metrology Day and download a free poster on the World Metrology Day website.

Read past and present Fluke Metrology Day messages on this page. We also share items that provide insights and interesting information about metrology.

World Metrology Day 2013
Theme: Measurements in daily life

World Metrology Day message from Fluke Chief Corporate Metrologist Jeff Gust

World Metrology Day 2012

Theme: We measure for your safety

World Metrology Day message from Fluke Chief Corporate Metrologist Jeff Gust

Videos about metrology

Why Measurements Matter (summary)

Why Measurements Matter (complete version; on YouTube)

Fluke Chief Corporate Metrologist Jeff Gust gives a keynote speech about metrology and measurements at the Fluke 2012 Press Summit. Watch him get attendees excited about measurements and what they do for our society.

Why Calibrate?

This animated video from the United States Navy tells the story of why calibration is important.

Metrology in Daily Life

This video was produced by VSL, the Dutch Metrology Institute.

Happy World Metrology Day

American television host Rachel Maddow presented this segment on World Metrology Day in 2010.

Inside the Fluke Electrical Metrology Lab

Go inside Fluke's electrical metrology lab

Test & Measurement World Editor Martin Rowe visited Fluke and toured the electrical metrology lab with Chief Corporate Metrologist Jeff Gust. This article shares his firsthand look.