EISCAT_3D All-Hands Meeting, 11-13 October 2011

More than 30 EISCAT_3D participants took part in the first All-Hands Meeting of the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project, 11-13 October 2011 in Kiruna.

Group Photo EISCAT_3D All-Hands Meeting

The All-hands meetings are gatherings where all project personnel are able to present the status of their work. At the same time the participants also get an overview of the status and advance in the whole project.

Our experiences from similar meetings during the EISCAT_3D Design Study are very positive, and we wish to continue with that tradition during the Preparatory Phase.

The 2011 All-Hands meeting was held at Space Campus, Kiruna.

The agenda of the meeting was based on requests from the participants:

Tuesday 11 October 2011
Lunch

13:30 – 13:40
Welcome, introduction, practicalities (Esa Turunen)
13:40 – 14:00
EISCAT_3D project (Ingrid Mann)
14:00 – 14:20
EISCAT_3D project plan: milestones and deliverables (Ian McCrea)
14:20 – 14:40
EISCAT - past, present, future: research infrastructure for geospace environment (Esa Turunen)

Coffee

15:00 – 15:15
EISCAT_3D management status (Henrik Andersson)
15:15 – 15:30
Outreach for EISCAT_3D (Anders Tjulin)
15:30 – 15:50
Discussion: Coordination and communication in the project; decision making process within EISCAT_3D; outreach activities and material needed; status of Preparatory Phase support actions
15:50 – 16:20
The EISCAT_3D science case: current status (part 1) (Ian McCrea)
Science Case Part 2 (Anita Aikio)
16:20 – 16:40
Science implications for system design and site locations (Anita Aikio, Ian McCrea)
16:40 – 17:00
Discussion: EISCAT_3D science and its required tools

Wednesday 12 October 2011

08:30 – 08:50
EISCAT_3D site survey 2011 (Lars-Göran Vanhainen)
08:50 – 09:10
Aperture synthesis imaging (Vasyl Belyey)
09:10 – 09:30
SSC Esrange status report (Ola Widell, Annmarie Lehto)
09:30 – 10:00
Discussion: Site selection criteria; geometrical radar system configuration

Coffee

10:20 – 10:40
WP5: consortium building (Esa Turunen)
10:40 – 10:50
Discussion: Evolution of the EISCAT_3D consortium
10:50 – 11:10
Work Package 6: performance specification (Ian McCrea)
11:10 – 11:20
Data handling and distribution (Mats Nylén)
11:20 – 12:00
Discussion: Progress of performance specification; guidance on work package near term actions; project revision control

Lunch

13:00 – 13:20
WP9: transmitter development (Gudmund Wannberg)
13:20 – 13:30
System control (Jussi Markkanen)
13:30 – 13:50
WP8 – Front end, timing, and antennas (Jonny Johansson)
13:50 – 14:20
Discussion: Transmitter and exciter system; front end, timing, and antennas; core antenna configuration

Coffee

14:40 – 15:00
WP11 (Mikko Orispää)
15:00 – 15:20
Initial results of measurement methods handbook (Markku Lehtinen)
15:20 – 15:40
EISCAT_3D design directions and concepts (Frank Lind)
15:40 – 16:00
Discussion: Technical demonstrator concepts; measurement methods, signal processing, data analysis
16:00 – 17:00
Splinters:
1. EISCAT_3D performance specification
2. EISCAT_3D site selection
19:00 –
Dinner

Thursday 13 October 2011

09:00 – 10:00
Conclusions from the splinters and continued discussions

Coffee

10:30 – 11:30
Conclusions from the all-hands meeting, and outlook

Lunch