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Progress Meeting in April 2018

Stakeholder meeting

25-27 April 2018, Alicante, Spain

The meeting will be focused on the exchange between BiRD consortium and BiRD stakeholders, as we did in the past during xDReflect. In the agenda, talks about our research on BRDF measurement at NMI level and breakout sessions where we can have your feedback and discuss needs, issues and collaborations.


Venue: Culture UA center 

Address:  Calle San Fernando 40, 03001 Alicante – see on googlemaps

Arrangement Details

Call for Stakeholders

We are currently building the stakeholder committee of BiRD project! It is opened to all person/institution/company/committee interested in the topics of BRDF, gloss, sparkle and datafile format. Terms of Reference of the Stakeholder Committee describe the purpose and role of the Stakeholder Committee and can be found here on the website. If you want to joint the committee, please contact us. Stakeholder committee will be formed first half of January 2018.

New Industrial Stakeholders

We have 3 new industrials who jointed the group of BiRD’s stakeholders over the last weeks.  We would like to welcome and introduce them to you.

For more information visit the Stakeholder Area

DITF (German Institute of Textile and Fiber Research) forms the largest textile research center in Europe with more than 300 scientific and technical staff.

TQC designs and produces field measuring instruments and lab equipment for testing paint and coatings and general surface treatment.

Seelab is a newcomer that designs and sells goniospectropohotometers dedicated to aspect characterization of raw materials and products with optical effets.  

Survey on measurements of surface reflectance and colour

Please find below a link to an online survey intended for industries making surface reflectance or colour measurements.  If this is relevant for you, we appreciate your filling out the survey, which shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.  The information we gather will be used to help CIE decide next steps with regard to standards, guidance and training.

 The survey will remain open until 31 July 2017.

Many thanks for your time.

The project was launched 1st May 2017.

The kick-off meeting has been held at CNAM, in La Plaine St Denis (France), 4-5 May. This meeting was restricted to the consortium. Objectives and activities of the project have been reviewed and agreed by partners.

BiRD Kickoff meeting participants : From the left to the right : Ana Maria Rabal (Cnam), Guillaume Gec (Cnam), Alžběta Rossi (CMI), Franscico Verdù (Univ Alicante), Esther Perales (Univ Alicante), Alejandro Ferrero (CSIC), Gaël Obein (Cnam), Joaquin Campos (CSIC), Farshid Manoocheri (Aalto), Tatjana  Quast (PTB), Alfred Schirmacher (PTB), Frédéric Leloup (KU Leuven), Stefan Kärlberg (RISE), Marek Smid (CMI), Nina Basic (METAS)