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 All-Hands Meeting, 12-13 November 2012

Around 30 people working with EISCAT_3D participated in the second All-Hands Meeting of the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project. It took place 12-13 November 2012 at Space Campus in Kiruna.

The all-hands meetings are gatherings where all people involved in the project are able to present the status of their work. At the same time the participants also gets an overview of the status and the results of the project as a whole as the project has now reached its half-way point.

The agenda of the meeting follows:

Second version of the EISCAT_3D Science Case available

The second revision of the EISCAT_3D Science Case is now available. The EISCAT_3D Science Case document is prepared as a part of the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project, under Work Package 3. The EISCAT_3D Science Case is a living document that is updated regularly, with new releases being made annually.

Initial revision of the EISCAT_3D Science Case

EISCAT explained (in Norwegian)

The Norwegian website forskning.no has recently published an article featuring EISCAT and EISCAT_3D (in Norwegian). In addition, they have produced the instructive animation below that explains the basic ideas behind the systems.

EISCAT Radar School 2012

EISCAT, in co-operation with the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO), held a training course for new users of the EISCAT radars, from 27th August to 1st September, 2012. The training course was held at Sodankylä, where one of the EISCAT UHF remote sites is located.

Group Photo EISCAT Radar School 2012

The 4th EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 23-25 May 2012

The 4th user meeting for the EISCAT_3D project took place in Uppsala, Sweden, on May 23-25, 2012. Its focus was on planning for the Science of the EISCAT_3D project, particularly emphasising Space Weather.

For more detailed information, please check the meeting web-site at:

The programme contained the following presentations, most of them available for download by clicking the title:


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