Every three years a new EURAMET Chairperson is elected. In 2017 the General Assembly elected Hans Arne Frøystein from Justervesenet (JV), Norway as future Chairperson for the term from 2018 to 2021. EURAMET congratulates Hans Arne and wishes him all the best for his new role.
Hans Arne studied physics and mathematics at the Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim. He joined JV, the Norwegian National Metrology Institute, in 1987 as a metrologist in electricity and thermometry. In 1992 he became head of the National Metrology Laboratory; his tasks included the planning and establishment of the new laboratory facility of JV in Kjeller, lecturing at the University of Oslo and technical assessments for Norwegian Accreditation. Hans Arne is deputy director of JV and was Acting Director General between 2015 and 2017.
Hans Arne has been part of the EURAMET community for almost 30 years, starting as contact person for different Technical Committees. He also has broad experience in other international organisations and projects relating to metrology and quality infrastructure. Today he is the Norwegian Delegate for EURAMET and Deputy of the EMPIR Committee.
Hans Arne will use his time as Chairpersonelect to gain deeper insight into the organisation and prepare himself for taking over the role as Chairperson in June 2018.
“EURAMET is a well-run association aimed at developing a reliable and competitive metrology infrastructure for Europe. It focusses on supporting its members in maintaining and developing confidence in their metrological infrastructures and on running the European Metrology Research Programmes to support innovation, contribute to solving the grand challenges and to develop a European metrological landscape fit for the future. As Chairperson, I will contribute to fulfil these long-term goals together with the EURAMET community.
My focus is on supporting all members in their endeavours to build and maintain their capacity to fulfil national and regional needs; support a coordinated European metrology infrastructure by taking into account the outcomes of the coordination study and develop the EURAMET strategy beyond 2020. In addition, I will support the development of a possible follow-on programme after EMPIR; ensure that EURAMET continues to have a strong voice in global metrology and contribute to an effective CIPM MRA; increase EURAMET’s collaboration with other organisations, policy makers and stakeholders and further integrate the Designated Institutes into the association.”