Kick-off meeting for the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase (21-22 October 2010)

The European Commission has granted 4.5 M€ for the Preparatory Phase action of EISCAT_3D, the New-Generation European Incoherent Scatter radar for Upper Atmosphere and Geospace Research.

The handout material for the kick-off is available from here.

The kick-off meeting of the Preparatory Phase project took place on 21-22 October 2010, in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting venue was Clarion Hotel Stockholm at Ringvägen 98, in the center of Stockholm.


Thursday 21 October:

11:30 – 12:00 Registration

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 Public Engagement
- Welcome (Esa Turunen, EISCAT Scientific Association)
- Community actions for research infrastructures (Anna-Maria Johansson, European Commission)
- EISCAT_3D: The most sophisticated radar ever built (Esa Turunen, EISCAT Scientific Association)
- The FP6-supported EISCAT_3D Design Study 2005-2009 (Gudmund Wannberg, Swedish Institute of Space Physics)
- The EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project (Ian McCrea, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
- Global challenges in Earth system science and incoherent scatter radar (John Kelly, SRI International)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

15:30 – 17:00 Support Activities
- International support actions for EISCAT_3D (Ian McCrea, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
- Finnish radar receiver using LOFAR technology (Thomas Ulich, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory)
- Actions towards EISCAT_3D in Norway including the EASI project EISCAT Aperture Imaging Radar (Cesar La Hoz, University of Tromsø)
- Swedish activities besides the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase (Urban Brändström, Swedish Institute of Space Physics)
- Possible Tx locations at Esrange (Ola Widell, Swedish Space Corporation)
- Discussion

19:00 – 22:00 Dinner

Friday 22 October:

09:00 – 10:10 Preparatory Phase Actions
- Project management; Legal and logistical issues (Henrik Andersson, EISCAT Scientific Association)
- Consortium building (Esa Turunen, EISCAT Scientific Association)
- Science planning and user engagement (Anita Aikio, University of Oulu)
- Outreach activities (Anders Tjulin, EISCAT Scientific Association)
- WP6, WP7 and WP11 (Markku Lehtinen, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory)

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee

10:30 – 11:40 Preparatory Phase Actions
- Antenna, front end and calibration (Jonny Johansson, Luleå Technical University)
- Transmitter development (Gudmund Wannberg, Swedish Institute of Space Physics)
- WP14 (Leif Johansson, National Instruments)
- Aperture synthesis imaging radar (Cesar LaHoz, University of Tromsø)
- Data handling (Mats Nylén, Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing)

11:40 – 12:00 Summary and Discussions

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

EISCAT_3D Brochure
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