Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research.
Formerly known as UKAEA Culham, CCFE is the research arm of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), which pioneered civil nuclear power in the UK.
UKAEA’s annual turnover exceeds 100M€ and it has about 600 employees, mainly scientists and engineers.
More than 20 UK universities and about 80 PhD students are actively involved in its research, including on the UK’s domestic experiment, MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak), and on the world's largest magnetic fusion experiment, JET (Joint European Torus).
CCFE hosts and operates JET on behalf of its European partners (283M€ contract from EURATOM for 2014-2018). CCFE will be contributing to Use Cases and Integration and Demonstration by converting to object storage existing file based data (from the MAST and JET experiments) and generating large synthetic data sets simulating the ITER experiment, and developing and implementing the ITER IMAS framework to execute workflows operating on the object data.
Visit the CCFE website for more information.