Metrology training in Egypt

The National Land Survey's Research Manager Jorma Jokela held training sessions in June for the management and employees of the length standards laboratories at the National Institute of Standards (NIS) in Giza, Egypt. The purpose of the week-long course was to offer specialist assistance for the start of calibration services related to surveying in Egypt.

The course offered by the National Standards Laboratory of Length at the National Land Survey of Finland's Finnish Geospatial Research Institute was a course in geodesy with a focus on metrology.

In the campus area, a new geodetic baseline for electronic distance measuring instruments and test fields for tachymeters and GNSS-instruments is being completed. There is also an interest in levelling calibration.

The training seminar was financed by the European Union and the invitation was issued by The British Standards Institution (BSI). BSI is a part of the EU-Egypt Twinning Consortium, which runs projects to develop metrology methods and practices in Egypt. This means that Egyptian products and services will correspond better to European quality standards.

More information:

Research Manager Jorma Jokela, +358 50 343 7482,

Calibration Services provided by the National Land Survey

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