Radiation Measurement Cross Calibration Project (RMCC)

The Radiation Measurement Cross Calibration (RMCC) project aims to build core competencies in radio analysis capabilities across the region and to establish common standards. The project was launched in 2002 by the US Department of Energy and implemented by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).

GNS Training Program

The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Global Nuclear Security (GNS) program has been jointly implemented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Jordan for several years. In this capacity, the GNS started by convening basic upgrading to advanced training sessions for interagency stakeholders, and contributing to exercise and scenario development on prevention, detection, and response.

Falcon Exercise

The inter-Arab tabletop exercise “Falcon,” focuses on the response to a radiological/nuclear incident. The exercise was developed under the framework of the European Union (EU) Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Centres of Excellence (CoE) Initiative by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in partnership with the United Arab Emirates, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Morocco, the European Commission, and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT).

Security Awareness Course

The Nuclear Security Awareness Course is an introductory training developed as an induction course for facilities across Jordan requiring employees to have a basic understanding of radiological and nuclear safety and security fundamentals. Variants of the course are developed for security and non-security personnel, as well as for administrative and technical roles. The course is currently being redeveloped for other sectors, including chemical and biological facilities.

Bio-Surveillance Sustainability Project

The Bio-Surveillance Sustainability Project was designed to increase linkages, integration, and utilization of bio-surveillance infrastructure across Jordan. Project components included inter-laboratory comparison testing for high-containment labs to assess SOPs, sample handling, and transport, and best practices for diagnostic testing.