EISCAT Council endorses EISCAT_3D

31 October 2008, Kunming, China
The EISCAT Council issues the following statement: In the light of its discussion of EISCAT's long-term science aims, and reaffirming the science strategy which it already formulated in 2006, EISCAT Council resolves that the development of new radar facilities capable of three-dimensional volumetric imaging of the atmosphere and ionosphere is an essential requirement for the future of the association, since this satisfies user demands for deeper insights into applications such as middle atmosphere science, multi-scale coupling, electrodynamics, meteors and space debris studies.