VALE – Robert Kay

It is with sadness we advise that Metrology Society of Australasia (MSA) member, Robert Kay, passed away unexpectedly on the 6th of April.  Robert was waiting for a medical procedure following his recovery from COVID but passed before this could happen.  

Robert ran the Oceanographic Calibration Facility at CSIRO in Hobart where he was particularly focused on milli-Kelvin scale calibration of temperature sensors, conductivity of sea water and pressure measurements for marine research.  

Robert was a regular attendee and presenter at MSA conferences – many members will recall his excellent knowledge in metrology combined with his great sense of humour, friendly nature and quick wit! 
NATA send their condolences to Robert’s family. 

You can read more about Robert’s work in metrology below: 

- Oceanographic Calibration Facility: high accuracy calibration of oceanographic instrumentation