Eighth EISCAT-3D User Meeting
| INSTITUTET FÖR RYMDFYSIK
| Swedish Institute of Space Physics
|| (59o50.272'N, 17o38.786'E)
The EISCAT_3D (E3D)
project has now been officially started with an opening
event on September 7, 2017. Its 9th user meeting is planned to
take place in Uppsala,
Sweden, on May 7-9, 2018.
As usual, the meeting provides a forum for interested scientists
who may or may not be directly involved in the design and
construction of the E3D project, and also for persons working more
with its administrative, logistic, and technical aspects.
This is the meeting's
The start of the core meeting is
(preliminary) 9 am on Tuesday, May 8, the end is around noon on
Wednesday, May 9. Monday, May 7, afternoon is reserved for
preparatory meetings, splinters, etc. Please contact anyone of the
programme committee, Lisa
Baddeley, Anita Aikio, Ian
McCrea, Yasunobu Ogawa,
Johan Kero, or Craig Heinselman, for
suggestions about the meeting programme. This years special topic
is tentatively "Standard modes of operation, Common Programmes,
and software packages for EISCAT and EISCAT_3D." Also particularly contributions about
complementary projects and instrumentation are encouraged.
- May 8, Tuesday, 09.00-17.00:
Special Topic, "Standard modes of
operation, Common Programmes, and software packages for
EISCAT and EISCAT_3D" as well as general
EISCAT and E3D Science: New results and future plans.
- May 9, Wednesday,
E3D in national programmes,
complementary projects, general EISCAT and E3D Science: New
results and future plans.
The local organizer is Stephan Buchert. Registration
will open in January, 2018. A deadline
has been set to April 13, 2018! Registration can
be done by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know if you would like
to have assistance for reserving accommodation.
The workshop will take place in the Ångströmlaboratoriet of the Uppsala University,
room numbers tbd, starting on Tuesday, May 8, and ending on
Wednesday, May 9, around lunch. If needed, smaller meeting rooms
for splinter sessions are available, also on Monday, May 7.
Accommodation in Uppsala is often difficult
to find for the time of the workshop, we recomment that you book
as soon as possible:
EISCAT_3D, a short
More information can be
found at the E3D web site.
E3D 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.
year long Preparatory
of E3D funded by the European Commission under
the call FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1 started on 1 October
2010. The Preparatory Phase work has been performed by a
consortium consisting of 8 institutions: the EISCAT Scientific Association
as the coordinator, University of
Oulu, Finland, Luleå
University of Technology, Sweden, Swedish Institute of Space Physics,
Sweden, University of
Tromsø, Norway, Science
and Technology Facilities Council, UK, Swedish Research
Council, Sweden, and National
Preparatory Phase actions
were presented at User Meetings in 2011,
A prominent outcome is the Science
Case for a E3D facility which had been prepared within
work package 3, Science
planning and user engagement. It is also published here.
Phase ended in September 2014. In the mean time the E3D proposal
now foresees a staged approach, with stage 1 having a core site
with transmitter and two receiving sites.
In October 2015 the Horizon 2020 project “EISCAT_3D: Preparation
for Production” (EISCAT3D_PfP) had its kick-off, and it
was active until August 2017. Results have been
collected, and notably a test subarray was developed and built
at the EISCAT site in Ramfjordmoen.
After an opening ceremony September
7, 2017, the final development and construction of E3D stage 1
has been going on, the first measurements for scientific use
are expected to be possible in 2022.