The Radiometrics Laboratory is an internationally recognised centre for the study of the oceans by using radionuclides as environmental tracers, in collaboration with leading research centres around the world
Coastal Sedimentation & Pollution
Historical records of organic and inorganic pollution combined with isotopic fingerprinting of contaminant sources are a powerful tool to link the evolution of contaminants with socioeconomic decisions...
its broad objective is to generate data on priority contaminants in seafood organisms with regard to human consumption, sale and export, and to assess the application and relevance of these experimentally-derived and field-based data to the management of these contaminants in seafood ...
Ocean Acidification Effects On Seafoods And Their Early Life Stages
are being investigated experimentally to predict its effects on the bioaccumulation of co-contaminants in the marine environment ...
It has been shown that discrete radioactive particles released in different scenarios carry the majority of the released material and will be acting as point sources in our environment. It is for that reason important to understand their environmental behaviour in order to do long term radiological assessments ...
Biogeochemistry & Climate Change
Stable carbon-isotope compositions are widely used to study the sources of organic carbon in ecosystems and their use in the food web and climat change ...
The El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) system dominates interannual variability of the ocean and atmosphere in the tropical and subtropical Pacific. The ENSO imprint on climate propagates throughout the global atmosphere, affecting planetary systems as diverse as polar sea ice ...
Marine Environmental Studies
The Marine Environmental Studies Laboratory is the laboratory devoted to studies involving non-nuclear pollutants and lipid biomarkers. The analytical capabilities of MESL cover isotopic and elemental analysis of trace elements
The Terrestrial Environment Laboratory supports Member State to enhance: quality of analytical measurement, capabilities for evaluating radionuclide migration geochemical and biochemical enrichment and radiation effects