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Marine Environment Laboratory (IAEA), Monaco

The IAEA Marine Environment Laboratory (IAEA-MEL) in Monaco was established in 1961 as part of the IAEA's Department of Research and Isotopes and is the only marine laboratory within the UN system. Nevertheless, the promotion of nuclear and isotopic techniques and the improved understanding of marine radioactivity continue to be central to the Laboratory's work carried out in the framework of the IAEA's Programme F - Marine Environment, Water Resources and Industry.