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12th meeting of TC 4 "Information and Training"

On 6-8 October 2015, according to the schedule of meetings of COOMET structural bodies in Tbilisi, Georgia, the 12th meeting of COOMET Technical Committee of TC 4 "Information and Training" was held.

The objectives of the meeting were to discuss the results of TC 4 activity in 2014 – 2015 and the tasks of development for 2016.

Chairpersons of TC 4 Subcommittees and their representatives from 8 COOMET member-countries (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Ukraine) and representative from Global Metrology Academy (GMA) of National metrology institute of Korea (KRISS) Sangwook Seo participated in the 12th meeting of TC 4 "Information and Training".

14 issues were discussed on the agenda at the meeting, including:

• main results of activity of COOMET TC 4 in 2014 – 2015;

• realization of Work Program of COOMET TC 4 for 2015 – 2017;

• needs of NMIs of COOMET member-countries in education and practical training;

• COOMET logo;

• training on the base of module approach;

• activity of Subcommittees of TC 4;

• new Project of PTB - COOMET.

The detailed information about the implementation of decisions of the 11th meeting of TC 4 and state of realization of Work Program of TC 4 for 2015 – 2017 was given, as well as about the decisions made during the 19th COOMET President’s Council meeting and the 25th COOMET Committee meeting.

Chairperson of TC 4 P. Neyezhmakov informed the participants of the meeting about the results of TC 4 activity in 2014 – 2015 and the conducted events within TC 4.

Today the work in TC 4 is provided on following directions:

• support in the development of the bases of metrological infrastructure of COOMET  member-countries;

• informational resources of COOMET;

• raising proficiency level and work with young metrologists.

The activity of TC 4 in 2014–2015 was scoped on the implementation of seven projects.

During the meeting project coordinators have made detailed presentations about the state of their implementation.

TC 4 members or their representatives from COOMET member-countries exchanged the experience of practical training and raising proficiencylevel of specialists-metrologists in their countries. Representative of GMA KRISS S. Seo made the presentation "People are the Key: Global Metrology Academy of KRISS for HRD in Metrology". The presented information caused a great interest and an active discussion among the participants of the meeting.

The participants of the meeting discussed in details the needs of NMIs of COOMET member-countries in education and practical training. Information about module approach in training of specialists of measuring, calibration and testing laboratories, about perspectives of development and implementation of new training modules.

Chairperson of TC 4 P. Neyezhmakov presented the Draft Document of COOMET "Procedure of using COOMET Logo". The participants have made their proposals and notes for the Draft Document. It was decided to prepare the final variant of the Document and to present it for discussion at the COOMET President’s Council.

During the meeting much time was devoted to the discussion of questions of forming and supporting in the updated state informational resources of COOMET and informational support of the program of comparisons and participation monitoring of COOMET member-countries in CIPM MRA.

Indicators of the new Project of PTB-COOMET "Development of a sustainable regional cooperation between member-states of the RMO COOMET".