Charges/Reports

Generally, when the Office of Science charges FESAC to deal with a specific topic, FESAC assembles a subcommittee consisting of several members of FESAC and experts in the field that are needed to deal with the specific topic or topics. The subcommittee addresses the specific topics and prepares a report that it presents to FESAC in a public session. FESAC either accepts the report presented to it as its own, or makes changes to the subcommittee's report and then accepts the report as its own. At that point, the FESAC Chair transmits the report to the Director of the Office of Science to complete the charge. The letter from the FESAC Chair to the Director of the Office of Science, transmitting the FESAC report, is added to the FESAC report and it is then published by the Department of Energy with a DOE/SC report number. The FESAC reports and information from the meeting at which the reports were accepted by FESAC are available below.

The Current FESAC Charges can be found here:

  • Charges received by FESAC on April 8, 2014:
    • Strategic Plan charge.pdf file (410KB)
    • Committee of Visitors (COV) charge.pdf file (228KB)

Reports on the Fusion Energy Sciences Program not produced by FESAC may be found on the Program News page.

 

Meeting Date

 

Agenda/ Presentations Minutes Reports/Charge/Response
September 22-23, 2014  PDF.pdf file (19KB)  TBD   Draft report.pdf file (8.2MB) on Strategic Planning.
June 16, 2014   PDF.pdf file (34KB) TBD  During this meeting, which was held as a teleconference, FESAC discussed the report of its subcommittee on the workforce development needs in Office of Science research disciplines, completing the charge.pdf file (236KB) on this subject. A transmittal letter.pdf file (104KB) accompanied the submission of the final report.pdf file (4.1MB) to DOE.
April 9 – 10, 2014   PDF.pdf file (24KB) PDF.pdf file (417KB)   The committee discussed three new charges on the FES Strategic Plan.pdf file (410KB), Workforce Development.pdf file (236KB), and the Committee of Visitors.pdf file (228KB).
March 15, 2013   PDF.pdf file (24KB)  PDF.pdf file (686KB)  The FESAC meeting was broadcast live on the Internet and a video record of the meeting is archived at this site: http://doe.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3External link. During this meeting, FESAC discussed the report.pdf file (8.1MB) of its subcommittee on Prioritization of Scientific User Facilities during 2014-2024, completing the charge.pdf file (795KB) on this subject. A transmittal letter.pdf file (94KB) accompanied the submission of the final report to DOE.
January 31, 2013 PDF.pdf file (19KB) PDF.pdf file (747KB) The FESAC meeting was broadcast live on the Internet and a video record of the meeting is archived at this site: http://doe.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3External link . During this meeting, FESAC discussed the report.pdf file (1.5MB) of its subcommittee on Magnetic Fusion Energy Program Priorities, completing the charge.pdf file (1.2MB) on this subject. A transmittal letter.pdf file (28KB) accompanied the submission of the final report to DOE.
February 28-29, 2012 PDF.pdf file (27KB) PDF.pdf file (477KB) The FESAC meeting was broadcast live on the Internet and a video record of the meeting is archived at this site: http://doe.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3External link .
During this meeting FESAC discussed and accepted the report.pdf file (3.8MB) of its subcommittee on Opportunities and Modes of International Collaboration During the ITER Era. The Committee also discussed and accepted the report.pdf file (6.0MB) of its subcommittee on Fusion Materials Sciences and Technology Opportunities in the ITER Era. The Chair provided the reports to DOE in the transmittal letter.pdf file (19KB). These discussions completed the charge.pdf file (1.2MB) on these subjects. The committee also heard briefings on the FY 2013 President’s Budget request, and on the status of the US ITER activities. A briefing was also provided on the current status of the Chinese Fusion research program. The materials presented during these briefings can be found by going to the Agenda. Finally, FESAC prepared a letter.pdf file (21KB) to Dr. Brinkman expressing their concerns about the President’s FY 2013 Budget Request for fusion Energy Sciences
July 28, 2011 DOCX.docx file (16KB)

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The FESAC meeting was broadcast live on the Internet and a video record of the meeting including the presentations that were made are currently archived at this site: http://doe.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3External link During this meeting FESAC discussed and accepted the report.pdf file (147KB) of its subcommittee, Policies and Procedures for Research Data Dissemination. This completed the charge.pdf file (118KB) on that subject. The committee also discussed the new charge.pdf file (1.2MB) on possible international collaborations on tokamaks and stellarators abroad, the research modes to facilitate those collaborations, and opportunities for materials science and technology research over for the next 10-20 years. Other presentations that were made during the meeting can be found by going to the agenda link on the left.

March 7-8, 2011

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The FESAC meeting was broadcast live on the Internet and a video record of the meeting including the presentations that were made are currently archived at this site: http://doe.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3External link

  March 9-10, 2010

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The FESAC Committee of Visitors (COV) presented the findings and recommendations of their review of the FES program. Their report was discussed, several changes were made to the report by FESAC, and then FESAC accepted the COV report .pdf file (707KB)as modified.  A transmittal letter.pdf file (21KB) was prepared and the COV report was forwarded to the Department.  The DOE response to the COV recommendations contained in the report can be found here.pdf file (43KB).  Other presentations that were made during the meeting can be found by going to the agenda link on the left.

January 13-14, 2009

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PDF.pdf file (143KB)

FESAC was briefed by its subcommittee on the FESAC-HEDLP Report.pdf file (2.2MB), discussed the report, voted to accept it, and prepared a letter transmitting the report to DOE in fulfillment of the charge on this project.

  November 6-7, 2008

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During the meeting the FESAC discussed the charge.pdf file (61KB) for a Committee of Visitors.  The Committee also discussed and accepted the final report.pdf file (2.8MB) on “Advancing the Science of Alternate Toroidal Magnetic Fusion Concepts” completing the change on this subject.  The Committee was briefed on the National Research Council’s report.pdf file (1.0MB) on its review of the DOE Plan for US Participation in ITER.pdf file (521KB).  Links to all other documents presented and discussed during the meeting can found by going to the agenda.

February 19-20, 2008

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PDF.pdf file (209KB)

This meeting was held and possible new charges dealing with developing goals, agreeing on the scientific and technical issues, and opportunities for research on Alternate Concepts and HEDLP were discussed. The materials presented and discussed can be found by clicking on the Agenda.

October 23-24, 2007

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PDF.pdf file (188KB)

FESAC considered, discussed, and accepted three Panel reports to complete the three open charges with which it has been dealing.  The letters transmitting the reports can be read here.  FSP Letter.pdf file (273KB); the Fusion Simulation Project (FSP) Panel Report.pdf file (1.7MB); NCSX Letter.pdf file (184KB); the Report of the National Compact Stellarator Experiment Review Committee.pdf file (8.7MB); and Planning Letter.pdf file (47KB)Priorities, Gaps and Opportunities: Towards a Long-Range Strategic Plan for Magnetic Fusion Energy.pdf file (2.4MB) report. 

July 16-17, 2007

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PDF.pdf file (209KB)

The FESAC met to hear interim reports on the two charges on which they are now working.  They heard additional reports as shown on the agenda.  No final reports came from this meeting but will result from the October 2007 meeting.

March 1-2, 2007

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PDF.pdf file (189KB)

The FESAC met to complete its work on evaluating the FES programs progress toward reaching it performance goals as stated in the  Program Assessment Rating Tools.  The final Report.pdf file (143KB) on this charge is now available.  A new charge was presented to FESAC which can be read here.pdf file (99KB)PART Letter.pdf file (14KB); Charge.pdf file (24KB)Attachment.pdf file (28KB)

 June 1, 2006

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FESAC met to discuss the plan developed by the U.S. Burning Plasma Organization (USBPO) for the participation of U.S. scientists in ITER. 10 Year Plan.pdf file (15KB) Letter;  Attachment.pdf file (45KB); DOE Response.pdf file (403KB)

 

 

 

The first round of the Committee of Visitors reviews has been completed and a report has been published that is a compilation of the three CoV reports issued during this first round.  The report titled, Compilation of Reports from the First Round of Committee of Visitors' Reviews of the Fusion Energy Sciences Program, DOE/SC-0098, October 2006 is available here.pdf file (2.1MB).

February 28-
March 1, 2006

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FESAC discussed and accepted the report of its third Committee of Visitors that dealt with Tokamak research, Diagnostics and Enabling R&D.  The report.pdf file (41KB), the transmittal letter.pdf file (15KB), and the DOE response.pdf file (29KB) to the report are available by clicking the underlined words.  FESAC also discussed and accepted the report of its panel dealing with program's progress toward achieving its PART Measures.  The report .pdf file (143KB)and the transmittal letter.pdf file (14KB) are available by clicking the underlined words.

 Visit the FESAC Reports Archive page for earlier reports.
 

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