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The Future of Reference Materials – Science and Innovation
Video on JRC's You Tube channel
Scope of the conference
The conference aimed at mapping out the current and upcoming measurement and testing needs for which challenging demands on reference materials are envisaged. Forward-looking presentations assessed the scientific and technological demands and developments for the design, preparation and certification of such measurement standards. The conference was organised under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the EU.
The conference opened with the official inauguration ceremony (watch the video) of the new reference materials productions building at JRC-IRMM.
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(left to right): Frank Vitzthum (Siemens AG), James McLaren (Institute for National Measurement Standards), Krzysztof Maruszewski (JRC-IRMM), Joseph M. Betz (National Institutes of Health), Hendrik Emons (JRC-IRMM), Manfred Hennecke (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing), Hun-Young So (Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science), Rachel Rangdale (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science). .