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20th meeting of the COOMET President's Council


The 20th meeting of the COOMET President’s Council was held on 3-4 November, 2015, in Minsk, Belarus.

The tasks of the meeting were the discussion of the measures on improvement of activities of the regional metrological organization COOMET and implementation of the Arrangement "Mutual Recognition of National Standards, Calibration and Measurement Certificates issued by National Metrology Institutes" (CIPM MRA).

Members of the COOMET President’s Council, Chairpersons of COOMET Quality Forum and TC 3.1 "Technical Committee of Quality Forum", Deputy Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Measurement Standards of COOMET (JCMS), representatives of National Secretariats of COOMET and other invited guests took part in the meeting.

14 issues of the agenda were considered as follows:

• distribution of authorities of the COOMET Vice Presidents;

• results of the 33rd and 34th JCRB meetings;

• results of the meeting of Directors of National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and workshop on CIPM MRA revision.

 • results of the 50th meeting of International Committee on Legal Metrology (CIML) and Round Table of Regional Legal Metrology Organizations(RLMO)

• set of questions, related to CIPM MRA realization;

• the progress on peer reviews of the quality management systems (QMS) of COOMET National Metrology Institutes (NMI) and prospects of activity of the COOMET Quality Forum;

• results of the meetings of TC 2 "Legal metrology" and TC 4 "Information and Training";

• presentation of new and updated versions of COOMET publications;

 • results of  events within COOMET.

 During the meeting, COOMET President V. Krutikov informed the participants about the letter of COOMET Vice President N. Zhagora on his resignation from the position of Vice President and Member of COOMET Committee from Belarus and the nomination of V. Gurevich for these posts. Participants of the meeting adopted the proposal and recommended to approve the nomination of V. Gurevich as COOMET Vice President at the 26th meeting of COOMET Committee.

During the meeting the participants had a live discussion about distribution of duties between President and Vice President of COOMET. It was decided to prepare a new distribution of duties by the 26th COOMET Committee meeting.

COOMET Secretariat provided the detailed information on the implementation of the decisions of the 19th meeting of COOMET President's Council. Considerable attention during the reporting period was given to the implementation of the following decisions: the intensification of activities on the preparation of data on calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC) and the conduction of regional and interregional peer reviews of CMCs; creation of the COOMET comparisons database at COOMET website; performing the works on organization and carrying out the peer reviews of quality management systems in the NMIs of COOMET member-countries in 2015 as a necessary component of the implementation of CIPM MRA.

COOMET Vice President P. Neyezhmakov, responsible for cooperation with regional metrological organizations and representation in the JCRB, provided the information on the results of the 33rd and 34th meeting of JCRB. Head of COOMET Secretariat informed on the results of the 50th meeting of CIML and the RLMO Round Table. The participants of the meeting discussed the plan of actions for the implementation of the decisions of these meetings.

When discussing the issues related to CIPM MRA the significant interest was paid to carrying out the comparisons of the measurement standards of National Metrology Institutes of COOMET member-countries. During the meeting, COOMET President approved the updated "Program of comparisons of the measurement standards of COOMET NMIs" for 2016.

The Information on the preparation and peer review of CMCs of COOMET NMIs and COOMET participation in the interregional peer review of CMCs of other regional metrology organizations was provided.

The issues on the activities of TC 2 "Legal Metrology" and TC 4 "Information and Training" were considered during the meeting. The Chairperson of TC 4 P. Neyezhmakov presented the detailed information on the results of the 12th meeting of TC 4 and brought under approval of the COOMET President’s Council and the 26th COOMET Committee meeting the developed Draft Document of COOMET “Procedure of the use of COOMET logo” taking into account the notes, which were made during the meeting.

COOMET Secretariat has also presented a number of other draft publications of COOMET, which were approved and recommended for approval at the 26th COOMET Committee meeting.

COOMET President’s approved the list of candidates for awarding the Honorary title "Honorary metrologist of COOMET". From the side of Ukraine there was nominated Rymma Sergienko, secretary of TC 1.10 "Thermometry and Thermal Physics" and member of this Technical Committee from Ukraine.


Information about the results of VI International competition "The Best Young Metrologist of COOMET-2015", which was held in Kiev as well as about training workshops, which were held within COOMET in 2014-2015 was presented to the participants of the meeting