The 3rd user meeting for the EISCAT_3D project took place in Uppsala, Sweden, on 18-20 May, 2011. It focused on planning for the science of the EISCAT_3D project, emphasising atmospheric physics in particular.
The EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2011, by individual scientists, research groups, and consortia throughout the world on equal, competitive basis. This means that anyone can apply, independent of whether or not the applicant is from an EISCAT associate country.
In our efforts of building a vibrant, international EISCAT and EISCAT_3D user community, and in order to reach out to users preferring other means of rapid communication than e-mail, we have recently taken social networking tools into use to promote EISCAT_3D, spread EISCAT-related news, and create a number of forums for discussion and outreach.
The International Incoherent Scatter Radar Workshop was held in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 18-23 July 2011.
The workshop, aimed at providing participants with hands-on experience in designing and running incoherent scatter radar (ISR) experiments, was held near the Sondrestrom Research Facility, and was a collaboration between the annual AMISR summer school (the fourth of its kind) and the EISCAT radar school.