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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 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


Turn Challenges into Opportunities, says Debbie Gilley, an IAEA Radiation Protection Specialist

In 1987 when Debbie Gilley started working as a safety inspector of healthcare facilities for the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control, which is responsible for the US state’s radiological safety programme, she was one of only three women out of... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/turn-challenges-into-opportunities-says-debbie-gilley-an-iaea-radiation-protection-specialist

IAEA Board of Governors, March 2021

The IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has briefed representatives of Member States this week on nuclear safeguards issues in Iran and around the world and ways the Agency is using nuclear science to battle COVID-19.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/multimedia/videos/iaea-board-of-governors-march-2021

Iran, COVID-19 and Climate Change: IAEA Director General Briefs Board of Governors

A recent technical understanding agreed with Iran and the IAEA’s response to COVID-19 were the focus of Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi’s statement to the IAEA’s Board of Governors today.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iran-covid-19-and-climate-change-iaea-director-general-briefs-board-of-governors

IAEA Women Leaders Share Their Journeys on International Women’s Day 2021: Panel Discussion

The importance of diversity in leadership and its organizational benefits are some of the topics to be discussed at an IAEA online panel on 8 March to mark International Women’s Day.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-women-leaders-share-their-journeys-on-international-womens-day-2021-panel-discussion

Safe to Drink: IAEA-Supported Water Treatment Unit to Make Aquifer Waters Potable in Jordan

In Jordan, where water scarcity is a matter of growing concern, a new groundwater treatment unit, developed with the support of the IAEA, will soon begin pumping high-quality drinking water to thousands of homes in Aqaba Governate at the country’... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/safe-to-drink-iaea-supported-water-treatment-unit-to-make-aquifer-waters-potable-in-jordan

Deadline Extended: Call for Papers: International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management

The deadline for interested contributors to submit abstracts for the International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management: Solutions for a Sustainable Future, to be held in Vienna, Austria from 1-5 November 2021, has been extended to 6 April... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/deadline-extended-call-for-papers-international-conference-on-radioactive-waste-management

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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