Implementing the Project Board

Subscribe options

Select your newsletters:

Please enter your email address:

@

Your email address will only be used for the purpose of sending you the ITER Organization publication(s) that you have requested. ITER Organization will not transfer your email address or other personal data to any other party or use it for commercial purposes.

If you change your mind, you can easily unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe option at the bottom of an email you've received from ITER Organization.

For more information, see our Privacy policy.

News & Media

Latest ITER Newsline

  • Augmented reality | Assessing the future work environment

    As part of their collaboration within the Site Support Agreement*, ITER and its neighbour CEA are developing a novel approach to explore, analyze and assess the [...]

    Read more

  • Diagnostics and instrumentation | First welding on the vacuum vessel

    Beginning in 2035, ITER will open a window into "burning plasmas"—a state of matter that exists in the core of stars only. Observing, assessing and mo [...]

    Read more

  • Assembly | Machining workshop opens on site

    Construction of an on-site machining workshop began in December 2019 and was completed on schedule in September 2020.The new workshop will be operated by the D [...]

    Read more

  • Neutral Beam Test Facility | Power is ready for the prototype injector

    The European Domestic Agency has carried out successful site acceptance tests at the ITER Neutral Beam Test Facility on power supply equipment installed ov [...]

    Read more

  • In-vessel coils | First components arrive on site

    ITER has received the first shipments of mineral-insulated conductor for ITER's in-vessel coils. The first lengths are destined for winding and bending trials a [...]

    Read more

Of Interest

See archived entries

Implementing the Project Board

Osamu Motojima, Director-General

The newly created Project Board is meant to serve as a platform for sharing information on actual developments within the project. (Click to view larger version...)
The newly created Project Board is meant to serve as a platform for sharing information on actual developments within the project.
One of the new features that I have introduced into the management structure of this Organization is the Project Board. 
The Project Board meets regularly to share information on actual developments within the project, Member states or Domestic Agencies. It is the forum for the Director-General and senior staff to present and discuss outstanding issues, in particular those with regard to safety, the overall management of the ITER Organization and the development of the ITER Project, with a view to:
  • Assisting the Director-General in his decision-making in the execution of his/her duties as defined in the ITER Agreement;
  • Facilitating the implementation of policies and measures decided by the Director-General;
  • Contributing to the disclosure of information on the design and construction of ITER.
The Project Board is chaired by me and I decide on its members. Currently six Deputy Director-Generals are the core members. When a member is absent, alternates may be invited, after consultation, to attend the meeting if deemed appropriate by the agenda items. I may also decide to invite specific staff on an ad hoc basis to attend the Project Board meeting if so required by the agenda items. When a restricted session of the Project Board is deemed necessary, the participants will be limited to the Members and the presenter of the agenda item. The Chair of the Staff Committee may be invited to present the Staff Committee's views on specific issues on the agenda of the Project Board when such issues may affect the conditions of staff.

Unless otherwise decided by the Chair, Project Board meetings shall take place preferably on every Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am, and lasting between one and two hours, depending on the agenda items. 

The first meeting of the Project Board was held on 29 July, only one day after my appointment as Director-General at the Extraordinary Meeting of the ITER Council. Since then, the Board has convened five times. Developing action plans for "simplification" and proposals for "cost containment and cost savings" are among the Board's main concerns and have since been a regular item on its agenda.

The Office of Director General provides secretarial support to the Project Board. Both the agenda and the Record of Decisions of the Board are published on IDM.


return to the latest published articles