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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 Sciences

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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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

IAEA Highlights Technology and Partnership for Zoonotic Disease Preparedness at Global UN Forum

The IAEA highlighted the tangible contribution that nuclear science and technology can make in helping countries meet their national priorities and commitments at the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum, a United Nations platform which...

IAEA Assistance has Contributed to Safer Environment in Fukushima Prefecture, Local Officials Said

Ten years after the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, radiation levels in most of Fukushima Prefecture no longer restrict everyday activities, local officials said at the release of two reports on the outcomes of a...

Science Supporting Development

The twelve laboratories of the IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications are a unique feature in the United Nations.

Deadline Extended: IAEA Conference on the Development of Preparedness for National and International Emergency Response

The deadline for interested contributors to submit abstracts for the International Conference on the Development of Preparedness for National and International Emergency Response (EPR2021), to be held in Vienna, Austria from 11 to 15 October 2021...

35 Years Since Chornobyl

This week marks 35 years since the Chornobyl nuclear accident. It was the most severe in the history of nuclear power and remains a challenge for the region. The accident was also a turning point in history, marking the beginning of open...

To Hear the Latest in Fusion Science and Technology, Join our Fusion Energy Conference Online Next Month

Showcasing the latest advancements in fusion science and technology, the 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2020) will take place virtually from 10 to 15 May and will be, for the first time, open to the public.

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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