Isotope Climatology and Environmental Research Centre

A major isotopic research centre focusing on climate-related studies at Atomki.


The aim of ICER project research is the geo-, hydro- and biosphere studies of the past and present, using isotope geochemistry studies in climatology. These techniques are essential to understand the extent and impacts of past and present climate changes. The research direction of the newly-established Isotope Climatology and Environmental Research Centre spans many fields of science, and broad spectrum of modern scientific research methodology will include physics, geology, geochemistry, hydrology, atmosphere and climate studies. At the same time, the project aims to develop and/or phase in new isotopic geochemical methods in our country. A world-class isotopic climate research centre and knowledgebase will be created as part of the systematic research program in Hungary.

ATOMKI 2013.06.05.-06.

The following labs already exist at Atomki

  1. MICADAS with Gas Ion Source
  2. Noble Gas MS with special sample prep and inlet line
  3. Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Lab
  4. ICP-MS Lab
  5. Gas Lab focusing on greenhouse gas

The new centre would be a magnet for international students and postdoctoral fellows. We would like to build in dedicated, pilot research projects internal and in collaboration with other institutions.

Internatinal partners: Nils Bohr Institute, University of Uppsala, Royal Holloway, ETH Zürich, University of Innsbruck, University of Heidelberg, University of Graz, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), University of Kassa, Babeș-Bolyai University, University of Belgrade, Institute of Astrophisics and Paleontology of Grenoble.