Supported by SIM, Inmetro/Brazil is organizing the ‘II Advanced School on Evaluation of Uncertainty in Measurements’, from December 10th to 14th. The following representatives from CAMET, CARIMET, ANDIMET and SURAMET are going to participate at the training event, with financial support from the Brazilian Agency of Cooperation (ABC): Eduardo Bances from Laboratório Nacional de Metrologia of Guatemala (CAMET); Francis Hamilton from Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (CARIMET); Edwin Guillen from Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual of Peru (ANDIMET); Claudia Santo from Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay, Fernando Kornblit from Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial of Argentina and Robert Duarte from Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia y Normalización of Paraguay (SURAMET).
The importance of such training event to the metrology context is due to the widely recognized view that, in order to maximize its utility, measurement data should be properly analyzed to include an evaluation of their associated uncertainties. Such uncertainties allows for a meaningful comparison of the measurement data and for an assessment of their reliability. Therefore the expression of uncertainty is important not only in the specialized field of scientific metrology, but also in industry, trade and commerce.
More information can be obtained at: http://www.inmetro.gov.br/english/news/events/uncertaintyschool/index.asp