EISCAT_3D is a project led by EISCAT Scientific Association.
EISCAT_3D is a three-dimensional imaging radar to be located in the northernmost parts of Europe. It will be making continuous measurements of the geospace environment and its coupling to the Earth's atmosphere from its location in the auroral zone at the southern edge of the northern polar vortex.

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.

The 7th EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 6-7 May 2015

Group photo at the 7th EISCAT_3D Users Meeting

The 7th user meeting for the EISCAT_3D project took place in Uppsala, Sweden, on May 6-7, 2015. The theme for this meeting was "Connections of EISCAT_3D to other research infrastructures and project initiatives"

ISR data workshop and EGI EISCAT_3D Competence Centre kick-off (10 – 11 March 2015)

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.

Two project proposals in preparation for EISCAT_3D

EISCAT3D_PfP in the time-line of the EISCAT_3D project

EISCAT has proposed two projects to prepare for the implementation of EISCAT_3D:

Application for EISCAT_3D funding in Norway submitted

The Norwegian EISCAT community has submitted an applications for funding from the Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet). The application is for funding towards construction of EISCAT_3D.

Submitting the EISCAT_3D application
The picture above shows a screen capture the moment after Cesar La Hoz at UiT (the project manager and coordinator of the application preparations) made the submission.

17th EISCAT International Symposium

The 17th EISCAT Symposium and 42nd Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods (42AM) symposia will be hosted by the South African National Space Agency on 14-18 September 2015 in Hermanus, South Africa. The meetings are planned to run in parallel, with some common sessions and shared activities.

Further information will appear at
http://events.sansa.org.za/eiscat-42am
in due course.

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