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.
The 17th meeting of Steering Committee for Metrology (SCM)is held on 27 Nov. 2014 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)- Sultanate of Oman – Qatar – Kuwait.
The 8th meeting of GULFMET is held on 26 Nov. 2014 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)- Sultanate of Oman – Qatar - Kuwait . The meeting is also attended by the Turkish National Metrology Institute (UME) as an associate members in GULFMET.
In association with The Turkish Institute for Metrology (UME), Emirate Authority for Standards & Metrology (ESMA) hosted GULFMET Workshop on Strategy of TC Mass Workshop on 25 Nov.,2014. This workshop was conducted as per the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) schedule to enhance the technical capabilities of GULFMET TCs members. Members discussed the draft of the road map prepared by the Turkish metrology Institute (UME) and was agreed at significant points.