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EISCAT_3D: Preparation for Production

The goal of the project EISCAT_3D: Preparation for Production is to facilitate a smooth and swift transition of EISCAT_3D from the Preparatory Phase to its implementation.

EISCAT3D_PfP started in September 2015 and will continue until August 2017.

EISCAT3D_PfP is funded by the European Commission under the call H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-1 “Individual implementation and operation of ESFRI projects”.

Material from the project is collected here.

EISCAT_3D receives conditional funding from Finland

The Research Infrastructure Committee of Academy of Finland has granted conditional funding of 12.8 M€ for the construction of EISCAT_3D. University of Oulu has received 1.8 M€, and is participating with 0.8 M€, in a project for building the fundamental infrastructure for an EISCAT_3D site in Finland.

The condition for the funding is that the EISCAT_3D project is implemented in accordance with the international plan. At the present the total financing for the first stage of EISCAT_3D is at about 75% of the required 74.4 M€.

More information (in Finnish) is available from University of Oulu.

EISCAT_3D receives funding from Norway

The Research Council of Norway has decided to grant 288 MNOK for the construction and operation of a new radar system in northern Scandinavia, including a new antenna site in Skibotn, Norway. This antenna will be a part of the ESFRI-project EISCAT_3D, a large European research infrastructure for studies of the upper atmosphere above the northern hemisphere. The Norwegian activities in the EISCAT_3D project are coordinated by UiT, the Arctic University of Norway.

More information (in Norwegian) is available from the Research Council of Norway and from UiT, the Arctic University of Norway.

EGI-Engage: Engaging the EGI community towards an Open Science Commons

The EGI-Engage project (Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons) aims to accelerate the implementation of the Open Science Commons by expanding the capabilities of a European backbone of federated services for compute, storage, data, communication, knowledge and expertise, complementing community-specific capabilities.

EGI-Engage is co-funded from the European Community’s Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement no 654182.

The EGI-Engage project started in March 2015 and will continue until August 2017.

The EGI-Engage project is coordinated by the European Grid Initiative (EGI).

EISCAT_3D will be one of eight Competence Centres in this project, with the aim to support high-impact Research Infrastructures/communities by joint development of customised services for these based on core EGI capabilities. This will be accomplished through user engagement and training activities.

ENVRIplus: Environmental research infrastructures providing shared solutions for science and society

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The objective of ENVRIplus is to provide common solutions to shared challenges for European Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures (RIs) in their efforts to deliver new services for science and society. To reach this overall goal, ENVRIplus brings together the current ESFRI roadmap environmental and associate fields RIs, leading I3 projects, key developing RI networks and specific technical specialist partners to build common synergic solutions for pressing issues in RI construction and implementation.

ENVRIplus has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement no 654182.

The ENVRIplus project started in May 2015 and will continue until April 2019.

The ENVRIplus project is coordinated by University of Helsinki.

EISCAT's role in the project is to lead the activities in the project theme on Research Infrastructure access. The goal of this theme is to develop harmonised policies for access (physical and virtual) for the environmental RIs, including access services for the multidisciplinary users. EISCAT also participates in activities of the theme on data related issues. This theme has the aim to generate common solutions for shared information technology and data related challenges of the environmental RIs in data and service discovery and use, workflow documentation, data citations methodologies, service virtualisation, and user characterisation and interaction.

MISW: Mitigation of space weather threats to GNSS services

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The purpose of the MISW (Mitigation of space weather threats to GNSS services) project is to tackle the research challenges associated with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and Space Weather to bring practical solutions right into the forefront of European Industry.

MISW has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 607081.

The MISW project started in February 2014 and will continue until July 2016.

The MISW project is coordinated by University of Bath).

EISCAT is responsible for providing measurements of electron density as function of altitude since 2007, estimated from incoherent scatter data.

ESPAS: Near Earth space data infrastructure for e-science

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ESPAS aims at building the e-infrastructure necessary to support the access to observations, the modelling and prediction of the near-Earth space environment extending from the Earth's atmosphere up to the outer radiation belts. The ESPAS interface will provide access to more than 40 data repositories containing heterogeneous data from ground and space, in situ and remote sensed, developed for the needs of different users.

ESPAS has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 283676.

The ESPAS project started in November 2011 and continued until November 2015.

The ESPAS project is coordinated by Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom.

EISCAT's role in the project is to lead activities related to ESPAS and data providers service deployment, but also to assist in defining the strategy and the policies and to participate in dissemination and training activities. EISCAT will also provide access to data from our incoherent scatter radars and our dynasondes.

COOPEUS: Strengthening the cooperation between the US and the EU in the field of environmental research infrastructures

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The aim for the COOPEUS project was to bring together scientists and users involved in Europe's major environmental research infrastructure projects within ESFRI:

with their US NSF-funded counterparts. This would generate synergies to stimulate the creation of a truly global integration of the scientific communities and the corresponding research infrastructures.

COOPEUS has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 312118.

The COOPEUS project started in September 2012 and continued until August 2015.

The COOPEUS project was coordinated by University of Bremen.

EISCAT's role in the project was to facilitate the coordination of our radar data products with those of the US collaborators at various levels. The main output from these specific activites is a joint roadmap for incoherent scatter radar observations including recommendations and priorities for future activities.

ENVRI: Common Operations of Environmental Research Infrastructures

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The goal of the ENVRI project was to implement harmonised solutions and draw up guidelines for the common needs of the environmental ESFRI projects, with a special focus on issues as architectures, metadata frameworks, data discovery in scattered repositories, visualisation and data curation. This was done in order to empower the users of the collaborating environmental research infrastructures and to enable multidisciplinary scientists to access, study and correlate data from multiple domains for “system level” research.

ENVRI received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 283465.

The ENVRI project continued from November 2011 to October 2014.

The ENVRI project was coordinated by University of Amsterdam.

EISCAT's role in the project was to use our extensive experience of distributing data and associated software to a distributed community of international users in order to provide an environment where newly-developed solutions for the ENVRI consortium can be developed and tested.

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