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€.
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.
A workshop on incoherent scatter radar (ISR) data and the co-located EGI EISCAT_3D Competence Centre kick-off meeting took place at Space Campus, Kiruna, on 10 – 11 March 2015.
EISCAT has proposed two projects to prepare for the implementation of EISCAT_3D:
- EISCAT has submitted a project proposal, “EISCAT_3D: Preparation for Production” (EISCAT3D_PfP) in response to the European Commissions call INFRADEV-3-2015: Individual implementation and operation of ESFRI projects.