The use of in-situ techniques in environmental monitoring has increased during the last years. However, there is an uneven level of experience and access to such techniques in the IAEA Members States. The IAEA has a vision that its Member States will eventually have in place a proper infrastructure and technologies for radiological characterization of the sites in a timely, safe and cost-effective manner. Aligned with this vision the INSITU Working Group was created within the IAEA Network of Environmental Management and Remediation (ENVIRONET), to produce a variety of products and services aimed at facilitating and increasing the exchange of information and experiences in the specific field of in-situ methods for characterization of sites. The ultimate goal of this group is to build capacity in the different IAEA Member States and to facilitate the full implementation of remediation projects.


This course is addressed to different stakeholders involved in environmental impact assessment and remediation: Public or stakeholder groups, educational institutions, junior professionals and graduate level, environmental monitoring laboratory specialists, managers, regulators, environmental remediation companies professionals, and emergency responders.

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Research ReactorThe objective of the course is to increase human capacity building in Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA), as well as to contribute to the overall sustainability of the technique. The e-learning tool is directed at young specialists or beginners without sufficient experience of conducting NAA independently, and it covers all aspects of NAA.

  • The course can also be used by experienced practitioners who want to implement  or use another variety of NAA, professional technicians and analysts, users of NAA and other stakeholders who wish to understand the techniques better, professors teaching nuclear sciences and applications & nuclear analytical techniques, undergraduate and graduate students interested in nuclear sciences and applications & nuclear analytical techniques, and facility managers or supervisors who have to make decisions for an NAA system at their neutron source.

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Neutron and ion beam nuclear analytical techniques have provided unique information in many fields due to their multi-elemental sensitivity, low limits of detection, ability to provide spatially resolved and/or quantitative profiling of trace elements, and, very often, traceability of results.

Although these analytical techniques are readily available and routinely applied in research, there is still a considerable gap when it comes to routine forensics applications.

The purpose of this e-learning tool is to help to bridge the gap between the practitioners of nuclear analytical techniques and forensic science stakeholder communities. It is directed at forensics specialists who wish to learn more about nuclear analytical techniques, and at nuclear techniques practitioners who wish to learn more about the requirements of forensic sciences.

This tool is an output of the Coordinated Research Project F11021 “Enhancing Nuclear Analytical Techniques to Meet the Needs of Forensic Sciences.

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