ITER Countdown

© Stephen O. Dean
Fusion Power Associates
October 28, 2003

The Parties negotiating the construction of the international ITER project have set themselves the following tentative schedule for completion of the negotiations.

November 5 - 12, 2003: NSSG Meeting in Beijing - completion of negotiators staff sub group discussions on procurement allocations and cost sharing.

November 27, 2003: European Council of Ministers meet in Brussels to decide on a European site to propose for ITER.

December 6, 2003: Meeting of Science Ministers of ITER Parties in Vienna, Completion of October 9 meeting to agree on an international site for ITER, procurement allocation, cost sharing and a Director General.

December 16, 2003: Meeting at the Ministerial Level in Washington, DC, hosted by Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham to initial the ITER Joint Implementing Agreement.

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