World Meteorology Day

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is among countries around the world observing World Meteorology Day today, under the theme: ‘Measurements and Light’.

A release from the Ministry of Health says the topic was chosen to align with the UNESCO International Year of Light and light-based technologies, a global initiative designed to highlight the key role which light and optical technologies play in our daily lives and their importance for our future and for the sustainable development of the society we live in.

The Ministry says Metrology plays a central role in enabling the application of light-based technologies, and in turn, light is at the heart of many of the most important new elements of leading-edge measurement technologies.
World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature by representatives of seventeen nations of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875.

The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention – the world-wide uniformity of measurement – remains as important today as it was in 1875.

In commemoration of the day, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Standards Bureau is today hosting an exhibition under the gallery of the Kingstown Post Office.