Middle Eastern Regional Radioisotope Centre for the Arab Countries (MERRCAC) www.merrcac.com E-mail: [email protected] MERRCAC was established in 1963 according to agreement between International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Arab Countries.
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Middle Eastern Regional Radioisotope Centre for the Arab Countries(MERRCAC)www.merrcac.comE-mail: [email protected]
MERRCAC is the first Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) in the Arab world.Historical Background
Member states : Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Iraq, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Lebanon, Socialist people\'s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Palestine, State of Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Sultanate of Oman and Republic of Yemen.
Members of MERRCAC
1-Representive of Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2-Representive of Arab Atomic Energy Agency
1-Training courses and workshops.2- Issues a specialized scientific Bulletin “Isotope and Radiation Research”. 3- Fellowships.4- Cobalt-60 irradiation unit.5- Collecting research papers.
Activities of MERRCAC
MERRCAC organizes different training courses and workshops on the peaceful applications of stable and radioisotopes in different fields such as; radiation protection, plant production, nuclear medicine, agriculture, animal production, plant production, waste management, gamma irradiation, medical physics and others fields concerned with radioisotopes. .
1. Training Courses and Workshops
MERRCAC issues a scientific Bulletin concerned with the application of radioisotopes in different fields.This bulletin is issued in 4 volumes per year and distributed allover the world e.g. UK, Singapore, Germany, Denmark and all Arab countries.
2. Issues a specialized scientific Bulletin “Isotope and Radiation Research”
MERRCAC offers three fellowships; one month each, in the following topics:1- Using of stable and radioactive isotopes in hydrology . 2- Using of stable and radioactive isotopes in evaluation of pesticide residues in environment. 3-Using of radioactive isotopes in Nuclear medicine.
MERRCAC offers gamma irradiation facilities using cobalt-60 cell for researchers of universities and scientific institutes in Egypt and Arab countries
4. Cobalt-60 Irradiation Unit
The center has access with International Nuclear Information System (INIS) of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) to collect nuclear data and publication.MERRCAC offers this service to researchers in Egypt and Arab countries.
5. Collecting Nuclear Data
MERRCAC offers training courses on “Radiation Protection and Radioisotope Applications” for undergraduate and post-graduate students of Egypt and Arab countries.
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