In this year the European Associations shown have been involved in running JET. The graph shows the percental contribution of scientists to the programme in terms of manpower between the end of the shutdown on 25 March and the 31 December.

The present framework of the JET exploitation within EFDA foresees the operation of JET until 2010. At the March EFDA Steering Committee meeting a resolution was unanimously approved that recognised “the scientific need for full exploitation of the JET Enhancement Programme 2 and for tritium operation” and requested the Commission “to investigate the possibility of making adequate resources available within the fusion programme budget”.

Furthermore, the International Panel for the review of the facilities required in the European Fusion Programme recognised JET as “the most relevant device for support to ITER until new devices with improved capabilities become available” and concluded that “JET needs to operate until 2014/15 at least.”