GULFMET, is a new Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) established under the auspices of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), bringing together National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) of the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait and the Republic of Yemen.
GULFMET was established pursuant to GSO Board of Directors' decision in its meeting No.12 (Kuwait, 2 June 2010) with the aim to enhance the metrological infrastructure and activities within the member states, and to ensure the technical capabilities of national metrology institutes and designated institutes participating in the GULFMET as an RMO.
GULFMET assumes a coordinating role for Legal Metrology in order to facilitate intra-regional and international trade, to assure consumer protection, to safeguard health and environment and to keep contacts with the OIML. Associate Membership of the GULFMET is open for other countries.
In order to be recognized internationally, GULFMET has completed all necessary steps to act as an RMO for its members, therefore, GULFMET seeks the approval of entering the Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organizations and the BIPM (JCRB) as a new RMO.
Mr. AL Mulla President of GULFMET has joint UAE delegation in their visit to National Metrology Insitute of Japan ( NMIJ). UAE delegation has discussed with their counterparts in NMIJ ways to enhance UAE NMI technical capabilities and to strengthen the cooperation between NIJM and NMI in UAE.
Dr. Felicitaas Arias the director of BIPM Time Metrology and Dr. Wlodzimierz Lewandowski the time and frequency scientist at BIPM.
Mr. Nabil Al Molla the Secretary General of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and Dr. Dae-Im Kang President of Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) Signed MoU on 21 October 2013.
In association with The Turkish Institute for Metrology (UME), Emirate Authority for Standards & Metrology (ESMA) hosted GULFMET Workshop on CMCs Review Workshop during Nov. 10 -12,2013.
The 14th meeting of GULFMET TC-Quality is held on 13th of Nov 2013 in Dubai-UAE. The meeting is hosted by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology -ESMA The meeting is attended by representatives of the following member countries: - United Arab Emirates (ESMA, QCC, DCL) - State of Kuwait (PAI) - State of Qatar (MOE) The meeting is also attended by the Turkish National Metrology Institute (UME) as an associate member in GULFMET and by a representative from Sultanate of Oman as an observer. The National Metrology Institute for State of Kuwait (PAI) has their initial Quality Management System presentation; comments of reviewers are presented and discussed. The meeting is concluded with thanking the participants for their attendance and active participation
The 4th meeting of GULFMET TC- Mass is held on 14th of Nov 2013 in Dubai-UAE. The meeting is hosted by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology -ESMA The meeting is attended by representatives of the following member countries: - United Arab Emirates (ESMA, QCC, DCL) - Saudi Arabia (SASO) - State of Qatar.(MOE) - Sultanate of Oman (GDSM) The meeting is also attended by the Turkish National Metrology Institute (UME) as an associate member in GULFMET. The Technical Protocol for Mass inter –laboratory comparison has be reviewed and confirmed, (UME) will be the Pilot lab who will coordinate the execution of the inter –laboratory comparison. Furthermore, UME as a pilot lab invite GUFMET Members to participate in EURAMET inter –laboratory comparison on pressure starting December 2013, The meeting is concluded with thanking the participants for their attendance and active participation.