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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


Call to Action: Strengthened Nuclear Security through the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and its Amendment

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi called for universal adherence to and full implementation of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its 2005 Amendment during the 64th IAEA General Conference.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/call-to-action-strengthened-nuclear-security-through-the-convention-on-the-physical-protection-of-nuclear-material-and-its-amendment

IAEA General Conference Elects Azzeddine Farhane of Morocco as Conference President

Delegates of the IAEA's 64th General Conference, which kicked off in Vienna this morning, elected Morocco's Ambassador, Azzeddine Farhane, President of the conference.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-general-conference-elects-azzeddine-farhane-of-morocco-as-conference-president

Nuclear Verification Continues Despite 'Unprecedented' Year, IAEA Director General Says

The IAEA has maintained its safeguards implementation activities to ensure that nuclear material is not diverted from peaceful purposes despite the unprecedented disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Director General Rafael Mariano... https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/nuclear-verification-continues-despite-unprecedented-year-iaea-director-general-says

IAEA General Conference to Start on Monday

The IAEA General Conference, the Agency’s annual meeting and main governance event, will take place next week at the Vienna International Centre.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-general-conference-to-start-on-monday

Regulatory Cooperation Forum Unveils 2020 Strategic Plan to Enhance International Cooperation for Nuclear Safety

To help nuclear regulators in the growing number of countries introducing or considering nuclear power, regulators from countries with established nuclear power programmes are stepping up support to their peers from nuclear newcomers.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/regulatory-cooperation-forum-unveils-2020-strategic-plan-to-enhance-international-cooperation-for-nuclear-safety

Glasgow Observatory releases information

The UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow has released data and images from up to 199 metres below the surface of the city.

The data will help scientists understand the subsurface better and shed light on how mine water heat could be used... https://www.ukgeos.ac.uk/news/199m_underground?utm_source=bgs&utm_medium=news

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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