Address: University of the West Indies, Mona
Telephone: 927-1777
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ICENS is a multi-disciplinary research centre whose work is based largely on applications of the "Peaceful Uses of the Atom".  The main programmes at present are in environmental geochemistry and health, with the overall objective of contributing to critical socio-economic problems including environmental protection and the development and retention of local scientific talent.  ICENS is one of the nodes of a network of research and training centres under the aegis of the Commission for Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS).

The primary goals of ICENS are to:
  • conduct multi-disciplinary research related to the environment
  • help provide solutions to developmental problems
  • contribute to the growth and retention of a cadre of excellent scientists and technologists

ICENS provides services that include

  • Elemental Analysis specialising in trace metals
  • Blood lead analyses
  • Radiation monitoring
  • Personal Dosimetry
  • Mineral exploration
  • Consultations related to trace metals and their effects


International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences  ICENS
Government of Jamaica