EISCAT_3D Opening Event

Group photo, EISCAT_3D opening event

The opening event for the construction of the first stage of the EISCAT_3D system took place in Tromsø and Storfjord on 7 September 2017. In connection to this event, a workshop with presentations of different aspects of the future facilities was held the day before and the day after the main event.

The meeting contained the following presentations (most of them available for download by clicking on their titles):

Wednesday 6 September (program session 1)
Space weather and space debris strategy for E3D (Craig Heinselman)
Observing space debris with EISCAT_3D (Juha Vierinen)
Data formats and links to other research infrastructures (Anders Tjulin)
US-European data exchange (Anthony Van Eyken)
Space situational awareness programme (SSA) - Geomagnetic conditions expert service centre (G-ESC) (Daniel Martini)
Report from Svalbard (Dag Lorentzen)
ESA, ESA-SSA and the Norwegian space program (Anja Strømme)
European space weather initiatives (Ian McCrea)
e-Infrastructure plan for EISCAT_3D (Craig Heinselman)
EISCAT_3D support (E3DS) project (John White)
Thursday 7 September, the opening event (all presentations)
WelcomeProfessor Anne Husebekk (Rector, UiT Arctic University of Norway)
IntroductionProfessor Ingrid Mann (UiT Arctic University of Norway)
Addresses from participating countriesProfessor Hiroshi Miyaoka (EISCAT Council Chairperson, NIPR, Japan)Professor Jian Wu (CRIRP, China)Doctor Mervyn Freeman (BAS, United Kingdom)Professor Anita Aikio (University of Oulu, Finland)Doctor Johan Kero (IRF, Sweden)
EISCAT_3D implementationDoctor Craig Heinselman (EISCAT Director, EISCAT, Sweden)
Friday 8 September (program session 2)
Norwegian space strategy and national space weather initiatives (Anja Strømme)
National EISCAT science case and user community in Sweden (Johan Kero)
National EISCAT science case and user community in Finland (Esa Turunen)
EISCAT_3D UK science goals (Mervyn Freeman)
National EISCAT science case and user community in Japan (Satonori Nozawa)
EISCAT Norway consortium update (Ingrid Mann)
Multiscale physics, ionosphere space weather challenges for navigation and communication (Jøran Moen)
EGI E-Infratructure (Yin Chen)
KAIRA and other SGO activities in support of EISCAT_3D (Thomas Ulich)
Meteor studies - with an outlook for EISCAT_3D (Johan Kero)
Auroral observations – the need for a coordinated network (Björn Gustavsson)