A behind-the-scenes look at the work of Canada's timekeepers

Mar 07, 2013, 14:27 ET from National Research Council Canada

Dr. Louis Marmet reveals how official time is calculated

OTTAWA, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Time is omnipresent. It wakes us in the morning, gets us to work on time, and runs our mobile devices and stock markets. But how can we be sure all of these clocks are on time? In the following video, Dr. Louis Marmet, one of Canada's timekeepers, gives you a rare 'behind-the-scenes' look at his work and reveals how official time is calculated.

A reminder that most of Canada springs forward to Daylight Saving Time this coming Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m.

The video and audio is available for posting online (web) and radio use.

Reporter/interviewer: Charles Drouin.
Length of video: 3:30 minutes
Length of audio: 0:55 minutes.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario.

A spokesperson is available upon request.

Également disponible en français.

SOURCE National Research Council Canada

Video with caption: "Louis Marmet reveals how official time is calculated.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20130307_C3170_VIDEO_EN_24365.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20130307_C3170_PHOTO_EN_24365.jpg&clientName=National%20Research%20Council%20Canada&caption=Louis%20Marmet%20reveals%20how%20official%20time%20is%20calculated%2E&title=NATIONAL%20RESEARCH%20COUNCIL%20CANADA%20%2D%20A%20behind%2Dthe%2Dscenes%20look%20at%20the%20work%20of%20Canada%27s%20timekeepers&headline=A%20behind%2Dthe%2Dscenes%20look%20at%20the%20work%20of%20Canada%27s%20timekeepers

Image with caption: "Summer Time Zones (CNW Group/National Research Council Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130307_C3170_PHOTO_EN_24364.jpg

Audio with caption: "Dr. Louis Marmet, spokesperson for the National Research Council, is one of Canada's official timekeepers and explains the importance of accurately measuring and maintaining the time.". Audio available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2013/03/07/20130307_C3170_AUDIO_EN_24366.mp3