Nuclear Science:Latin America & Caribbean

Recent Research


Map of simplified bedrock geology of Jamaica

Cadmium Isotopic Composition Indicates Multiple Geological...

Large areas (>500 km2) of Jamaica are uniquely characterized by soils...

January 31, 2018

Determination of CO2 Emissions from Agricultural Soils...

Soil organic matter (SOM) contains more carbon than...

January 30, 2018

The Dietary Intake of Minerals and Trace Elements from...

Jamaica, a net exporter of coffee, has in recent years seen the importation of...

December 19, 2017

Who We Are?

I.C.E.N.SInternational Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Science

20171215_111533.jpgICENS is a complex of multi-disciplinary research laboratories founded in 1984 on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica and covers a diverse range of the geochemical, environmental and nuclear sciences. In 1984 it brought into operation a small Slowpoke-II research reactor provided by the European Economic Community (now the European Union). Located in a pleasant green area of 2.64 km2 (653 acres) situated at the foot of the spectacular Blue Mountains about 20 km from the Norman Manley International Airport, ICENS occupies an attractive, modern and purpose-built air-conditioned building of 950 sq. m. area. 

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ANALYTICAL AND SUPPORT FACILITIES


Neutron Activation Laboratory

Nuclear Analytical LAB

ICENS operates two very powerful complementary nuclear techniques, Neutron... Read More

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Atomic Spectroscopy and Wet Chemistry Lab

Samples in solution are analysed in this laboratory and as such, solids must either be extracted or dissolved, as appropriate.  The typically... Read More

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Radiation Safety and Nuclear Security

The Department of Radiation Safety and Nuclear Security, formally the TLD department, was conceived out of the need to monitor ICENS personnel... Read More

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Latest News


15th FORATOM-IAEA Management Systems Workshop Begins in Ottawa

More than 350 nuclear industry professionals are gathering in Ottawa, Canada this week to participate in an international workshop aimed at exploring quality, leadership and management in the nuclear power sector.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/15th-foratom-iaea-management-systems-workshop-begins-in-ottawa

Stronger Nuclear Security for Latin America: IAEA and Spain's Guardia Civil Sign Operational Plan

An Operational Plan signed last week between the IAEA and the Guardia Civil — a law enforcement agency in Spain — sets out to strengthen nuclear security with a focus on Spanish-speaking countries.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/stronger-nuclear-security-for-latin-america-iaea-and-spains-guardia-civil-sign-operational-plan

IAEA INPRO Dialogue Forum Focuses on Sustainable Supply Chains for Advanced Nuclear Power Systems

Experts from 31 IAEA Member States and three international organizations came together in Vienna this month to discuss good practices and common challenges in nuclear supply chains at a Dialogue Forum organized by the IAEA’s International Project... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-inpro-dialogue-forum-focuses-on-sustainable-supply-chains-for-advanced-nuclear-power-systems

At UN Forum, IAEA Highlights its Energy Planning Tools and Nuclear Science for Development

The central role of capacity building for energy transformation was the focus of an IAEA training course held at a major United Nations event on sustainable development this week in New York. It was one of five sessions attended by the IAEA at... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/at-un-forum-iaea-highlights-its-energy-planning-tools-and-nuclear-science-for-development

IAEA Facilitates Donation of Radiotherapy Machine for Cancer Care of Refugees in Jordan

The IAEA has helped secure the donation of an advanced radiotherapy machine by Elekta, an international oncology equipment manufacturer, for the Al-Bashir hospital in Amman, Jordan.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-facilitates-donation-of-radiotherapy-machine-for-cancer-care-of-refugees-in-jordan

Using Nuclear Techniques to Combat Climate Change and Improve Crop Yields

Farmers in Argentina, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Uruguay are increasing crop yields and enhancing the fertility and quality of the soil in an environmentally friendly, cost-effective way – thanks to the results of an IAEA coordinated... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/using-nuclear-techniques-to-combat-climate-change-and-improve-crop-yields

Recent Projects


The Jamaican SLOWPOKE

The Jamaican SLOWPOKE HEU-LEU Core Conversion

The 2014–2015 academic year was a pivotal year for ICENS, after 31 years of...

May 1, 2018

Coordinated Research Project (CRP): Options and...

Coordinated Research Project (CRP): Options and Technologies for Managing...

May 1, 2018
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