Swedish Research Council has today, on 16 Nov 2011, published financing decisions on its research infrastructure call in 2011. Major support is directed towards EISCAT_3D development in the form of a planning grant given to EISCAT Scientific Association. This amounts to 7 MSEK in total, consisting of 2 × 3.5 MSEK available from 2012.
PhD Candidate in Physics (Space Physics/EISCAT) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Technology, at the University of Tromsø
Application deadline: 17 November 2011
The University of Tromsø has a PhD position in Physics (Space Physics) vacant for applicants who would like to complete a PhD degree.
More than 30 EISCAT_3D participants took part in the first All-Hands Meeting of the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project, 11-13 October 2011 in Kiruna.
The All-hands meetings are gatherings where all project personnel are able to present the status of their work. At the same time the participants also get an overview of the status and advance in the whole project.
EISCAT Scientific Association is seeking a Project Engineer for the ongoing EISCAT_3D phased array radar project. The project is currently in its Preparatory Phase, funded by the European Commission through their Seventh Framework Programme, which will continue until 2014. The Preparatory Phase involves the legal, governance, strategic, financial and technical work that is needed before the construction of the new radar system can commence.
The EU FP7 EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project Work Package 3 “Science Planning and User Engagement” has prepared and released the first version of the Science Case document at the end of June, 2011. The document sets out the scientific case for the construction of a new research infrastructure for studies of the upper atmosphere and near-Earth space, to be based in northern Scandinavia.
The EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project is featured in the June 2011 issue of International Innovation Environment Magazine. In the article, Esa Turunen and Jonny Johansson describe the project and its impact for near-Earth environmental science.