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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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

Encouraging Women in Africa to the Forefront of Nuclear Science

Strengthening efforts to increase the number of women pursuing careers in nuclear science and technology in Africa and enhancing the role of women scientists in Africa were the key topics under the spotlight at an event held today alongside the...

Global Network Meeting Discussed Licensing of SMRs and Strengthening the Interface Between Nuclear Safety and Security

The importance of treating nuclear safety and security in a comprehensive and complementary manner and the challenges related to the regulation of Small and Medium Sized Reactors (SMRs), an emerging technology...

IAEA Scientific Forum 2018

Nuclear technology for climate, mitigation, monitoring and adaptation was the theme of this year’s IAEA Scientific Forum, a two-day event held every year on the margins of the General Conference.

General Conference Day 3 Highlights

During the plenary session of the General Conference, 48 delegations delivered statements, which are available here.

IAEA Marks a Decade of Integrated Support to Nuclear Newcomers

Without national commitment and strong leadership, competent institutions, legal and regulatory frameworks and a highly skilled workforce, it is difficult to implement a safe, secure, financially viable and sustainable nuclear power programme –...

IAEA Nuclear Operators Forum Focuses on Challenges for Member States Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes

The nuclear industry is undergoing a period of significant change: several of the 30 countries operating nuclear power plants are expanding their fleet or considering using their nuclear power plants beyond their original design lifetime, while...

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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