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Digital transformation is everywhere and so it is in metrology. Not only does metrology play a role in the digitisation of many processes in industry and society, metrology itself is also digitising. Therefore, the theme of this year's World Metrology Day is 'Metrology in the Digital Era'.

The rapid advancement of digital technologies has a great impact on our society. Therefore, open and transparent information exchange has become increasingly important. At the same time, the requirements for data to be considered reliable are getting stricter. The enormous amount of data generated every day is essential for new developments. Digital transformation therefore certainly creates new and inspiring opportunities. However, in order to maximise the benefits, we need to be able to trust that data and the models it comes from.


The validation of models and the determination of their accuracy is of great importance as a basis for, for example, making policy on subjects such as emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and ammonia (NH3). In the video below Federica Gugole, Scientist Data Science & Modelling explains this in a conversation with Marijn van Veghel, Sr. Project Manager Electricity, Time & Frequency:


These developments also play an important role in the energy transition, for example when it comes to renewables, such as solar and wind energy, in relation to the stability of the electricity grid. Gert Jan Kok, Scientist Data Science & Modelling, explains this further in a conversation with Marijn van Veghel:

Metrology plays an indispensable role in our daily lives. Both today and in the future. That's why we reflect annually on the usefulness and necessity of the art of measurement. In fact, we should do this every day.