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Research Divisions

Radiation Morphology Division
1 Radionuclide Measurement and Reference Materials Develop and standardize sampling and measurement methods with international organizations for various types of environmental samples and sample matrices.
2 Speciation Radiochemistry Analyze chemical and physicochemical forms of radionuclides involved in the processes that govern their environmental transfer and migration.
Radioisotope Geoscience Division
3 Atmospheric Radionuclide Dynamics Research radionuclide transport in the atmospheric environment.
4 Terrestrial Radionuclide Dynamics Research radionuclide transfer and migration in the terrestrial environment.
5 Marine Radionuclide Dynamics Research radionuclide transfer in the marine environment.
6 Radiological Hydrology Research radionuclide transfer from land to fresh water environments due to hydrological phenomena.
Radioecological Transfer and Effects Division
7 Forest Radioecology Research radionuclide cycles in the forest ecosystems.
8 Fresh Water Radioecology Research radionuclide transfer to biota in inland waters.
9 Soil and Plant Dynamics Research radionuclide transfer in soil-plant systems.
10 Plant Radioecological Effects Research biological effects of radiation exposure to microbes, algae, and plants.
11 Animal Radioecological Effects Research biological effects of radiation exposure to animals, with an emphasis on free-ranging wildlife.
Measurements and Forecasting Division
12 Radiation and Transfer Modelling Evaluate and predict environmental radionuclide transfers using computer simulations and other methods.
13 Monitoring Systems Development Develop improved technologies to monitor and measure radiation.
14 Mechatronics Systems Development Develop mechatronics systems and remote control technologies that will enable sampling and other operations in areas where humans cannot approach.
Research Coordination Division
15 Data Archives and Statistics: Analyze and archive research outputs and research samples produced by IER and other institutes around the world. Provide these materials to researchers around the world upon request.

All of IER researchers belong to one of these divisions, but they are conducting their research in six cross-divisional, multidisciplinary projects.