During the first Governing Board, members from world leading fusion institutions have confirmed their interest for the WEST project and discussed a common work plan for the coming years.
The first WEST Governing Board, chaired by G.Fioni, director of the Physical Sciences Division of CEA, took place at Cadarache on the 16th of January 2014. More than 30 international experts attended the meeting, some of whom by video conference.
Members of the Governing Board (CEA – France, Fédération de Recherche sur la Fusion par Confinement Magnétique - France, Fusion for Energy (F4E) – EU, Southwestern Institute of Physics – China, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science – China, Institute of Plasma Research – India, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion – Poland) as well as observers interested in the project (Japan Atomic Energy Agency/Japanese Domestic Agency – Japan, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology – Korea, Department of Energy - USA, EUROfusion - EU, European Commission - EU), together with experts from Iter Organization were informed on the progress of the project on the CEA side as well as on the partners side and started elaborating a common work plan for the coming years. The main lines of the scientific programme were also presented. The duties of the Governing Board were agreed, and the next meeting scheduled for early next year.
The meeting was closed by Bernard Bigot, General Administrator of CEA, who expressed his satisfaction to see ITER partners committed in this highly collaborative project.
Last update : 01/22 2014 (20)