MSA2023 Conference Programme

Monday 20th February 2023 
1.00 pm Site Tour to Measurement Standards Laboratory of NZ - not part of full conference pass Register Now
5.00 pm Welcome Function / registration / trade area  - Oceania Room (level 3) Te Papa  
Tuesday 21st February 2023 
9.00 am Conference Opening  
9.20 am Plenary 1 - Michael McGlynn  
10.00 am Morning Tea
Session 1 Main Stage Workshop Breakout (parallel session)
10.30 am  How well can we see through our windscreens, and can we measure that?

Advancement in Calibration presented by CPS - Part 1

10.50 am High-power Led as light-source in scanning gonio-photometer for bsdf/Scatter measurements
11.10 am The challenges of calibrating bilirubin radiometers
11.30 am Optics and Metrology
12.00 pm Lunch
Session 2 Main Stage  
1.00 pm Plenary 2 - Brian Young  
1.40 pm Approaches for handling hysteresis in digital pressure references  
2.00 pm International trends in realisation of the pascal  
2.20 pm Development of an active arm bridge for high value resistors at NMIA  
2.40 pm Good metrology in mine safety  
3.00 pm Afternoon Tea
3.30 pm NZ Metrologist award announcement  
Session 3 Main Stage  
3.50 pm Ventilation matters in reducing SARS-COV-2 airborne transmission in schools  
4.10 pm Covid Manufacturing disruption to start-up businesses  
4.30 pm Workshop - Understanding the field of view and target size for infrared thermometers  
6.30 pm Conference Dinner Te Marae (level 4) Te Papa Get Partner Tickets
   Wednesday 22nd February 2023
Session 4 Main Stage  
8.30 am Plenary 3 - Blair Hall  
9.10 am  Development and evaluation of a 900L Temperature Calibration Bath  
9.30 am Laboratory Education programmes as a model for metrology education  
9.50 am Morning Tea 
Session 5 Main Stage  
10.20 am Science Education in Schools  
10.40 am The MSA Lectures on Measurement  
11.00 am Metrology Education Initiative at University of Waikato  
11.20 am Discussion session on Education  
12.00 pm  Lunch 
Session 6 Main Stage Workshop Breakout (parallel session) starts 12.45 pm
1.00 pm Ensuring your uncertainties update when your CMC's change

Advancement in Calibration presented by CPS - Part 2

1.20 pm Evaluating the preparedness of a developing economy in the implementation of a digital Calibration Certificate
1.40 pm Standardizing metrology for the digital age - how the metrology taxonomy works
2.30 pm Buses depart Te Papa for WETA Digital tour  Get Partner Tickets
3.00 pm WETA Digital Tour (buses return to Te Papa 6pm)  
  Thursday 23rd February 2023 
7.30 am MSA AGM Breakfast followed by AGM  Put your name down to attend on Day One
Session 7 Main Stage  
9.00 am Plenary 4 - Timothy Naish  
9.40 am Measuring electrical properties of batteries at ultra-long timescales  
10.00 am Morning Tea 
Session 8 Main Stage  
10.30 am  The benefits of accuracy based Proficiency Testing schemes  
10.50 am Step by Step: Our journey through a key comparison  
11.10 am Triple point of water comparison  
11.30 am SI Anomalies  
12.00 pm Lunch 
Session 9 Main Stage  
1.00 pm Plenary 5 - Jens Nicholaysen  
1.40 pm The importance of standards providing standardisation  
2.00 pm The cost of Quality  
2.20 pm Standard v expanded uncertainty  
2.40 pm Ask an Expert - Q&A session  
3.00 pm Afternoon Tea 
 3.30 pm Closing comments / Conference ends  



Temperature Workshop - Understanding the Field of View and Target Size for Infrared Thermometers - Session 3 Tuesday 

This workshop will explore how to interpret manufacturers’ specifications for the field of view of infrared (IR) thermometers and examine what this means in the context of calibration of an IR thermometer using either a blackbody cavity or a flat-plate calibrator. Workshop attendees will be provided with a software tool to help visualise how the field of view varies with measurement distance, and which can be used to calculate the effective emissivity of a blackbody cavity for a given IR thermometer. Advice will also be given on how to deal with the complication of the size-of-source effect (SSE), and how to provide information on a calibration certificate that maximises its usefulness to the end user.

Advancement in Calibration presented by CPS - Parallel sessions Tuesday (Part 1) and Wednesday (Part 2)

MSA2023 will host the first hands on workshop - that puts you in the driver's seat. At this workshop CPS NZ will have all the latest pressure calibration equipment up and running for you to try, learn and assess. There will also be some temperature and possibly some electrical equipment for you to try. Calibration experts will be on hand to teach you how to use the equipment, show you features you didn't know existed and showcase how to get the best out of your calibration facility. If you are intending to add to your reference equipment or grow your scope you cannot afford to miss this opportunity.


Education Workshop/Session - Session 5 Wednesday

There is a dedicated Education session, delivering a collection of talks and panel discussion. 


Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand - Lab Tour - Monday 20 February

Make the most of the week, and catch this tour to MSL on Monday afternoon before the Welcome Function at Te Papa from 5pm.  Select this option on your registration and catch the tour bus departing from Te Papa at 1pm.  MSL has recently upgraded their Electrical, Temperature, Time and Coordinate Measuring lab facilities so this is a great opportunity to visit and see these spaces and hear from the lead scientists about the work they're involved in.  


Welcome Function - Monday 20 February

Your first chance to view the trade area, reconnect with familiar faces and celebrate being back together after 3 years. From 5pm on Monday, join us to register, collect your conference bag and lanyard, enjoy refreshments and and a bite to eat.


Conference Dinner - Tuesday 21 February


The conference dinner will be held in the spectacular Te Marae in Te Papa. This special place provides a surreal experience of the kiwi culture. It is a place where we are connected to the earth, the sky and the space in between that we inhabit.  We look forward to a wonderful experience for our visitors.  Make sure you grab a partners ticket when you register.


WETA Site Tour - Wednesday 22 February

We are excited to provide an immersive event to get you up close and personal to the global visual effects artists and innovators at WETA FX. This will be an experience like nothing seen before at our MSA conferences with a bespoke tour of the Wellington studios where the creativity and innovation in the world of visual effects will provide a glimpse into the way this industry has evolved and how movie magic is made.  Partners are welcome so be sure to grab a partners ticket when you register.