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First EISCAT-3D User Meeting VetenskapsrådetEISCAT Scientific Association

EISCAT -3D User Meeting 2009

EISCAT-3D is a planned next generation incoherent scatter radar facility,
based on phased-array technology and multiple radar sites. The EISCAT_3D
proposal was accepted on the ESFRI Roadmap of large-scale European research infrastructures in December 2008.

Currently the EU, EISCAT, the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory (UK),
the University of Tromsø (Norway), the Luleå Technical University (Sweden),
and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Sweden) are financing and
undertaking the EISCAT-3D design study. A user meeting will take place May 28-29 in Uppsala, Sweden, in order to present the results of the Design Study to EISCAT users. We will also discuss the science applications of EISCAT-3D as well as the next steps in the project.

This is the meeting's second announcement.


Information for visitors

The workshop will have the Beurlingsroom on the ground floor of the
Ångströmlaboratoriet of the Uppsala University plus, if needed,
smaller meeting rooms for splinter sessions.


A detailed preliminary programme is here. Please contact Esa Turunen regarding suggestions and completions.

The summary of the programme summary:

May 28, Thursday: 
  • 08:30-11:30 Presentation of the EISCAT 3D Design Study
     -The Design Study team
    10:00-10:15 Coffee break
    11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-17:30 Users present science applications of EISCAT 3D. Confirmed 
    speakers: Mike Kosch, Anita Aikio, Ingrid Sandahl, Stephan Buchert, 
    Thomas Ulich, Jurgen Röttger, Esa Turunen, Antti Kero, Thomas Leyser, 
    Mike Rietveld, John Kelly, Markku Lehtinen, Ilkka Virtanen, Asta 
    Pellinen-Wannberg, Juha Vierinen, Pravas Mahapatra
    14:30-15:00 Coffee break

  • 18:30-19:30 Gathering at the University Museum Gustavianmum, guided tour, followed by dinner in a nearby restaurant.
May 29, Friday
  • 9:00-9:30 Current national funding applications towards EISCAT 3D
  • 9:30-10:30 Open discussion
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00-12:00 Summary and next steps


The local organizer is Stephan Buchert. You can register by sending an email to me. Please let me know if you would like to have assistance for reserving accommodation.