EISCAT Scientific Association joins COOPEUS proposal

EISCAT Scientific Association has joined the COOPEUS proposal to EU for collaboration with US environmental research institutions regarding cooperation with USA on common data policies and standards relevant to global research infrastructures in the environment field. The COOPEUS proposal that was submitted in reply to the EU FP7 call INFRA-2012-3.1, and the coordinator is Dr. Christoph Waldmann from the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at University of Bremen in Germany.

Major support from Swedish Research Council to EISCAT_3D development

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 position in Tromsø for EISCAT related work

PhD Candidate in Physics (Space Physics/EISCAT)

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.

EISCAT Scientific Association is looking for a Project Engineer

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.

First version of the EISCAT_3D Science Case released

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.