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Sixteenth EISCAT-3D User Meeting

                  EISCAT Scientific Association                    EISCAT Scientific Association                                           

16th EISCAT_3D User Meeting 2023/2

  The 16th E3D User Meeting (UM) will take place on November 30 and December 1, 2023 (week 48). The meeting will start on Thursday, Nov 30 after lunch. The meeting will end on Friday, Dec 1, lunch. The UM will be hybrid, i.e. physical attendance is at EISCAT/IRF Rymdcampus in Kiruna, and online participation via Zoom.

Preliminary subjects of presentations/discussions are first experiments, their data organization, profiles vs voxels, E3D Common Programmes, and Visualization.

We'll stick to the traditional scheme with short presentations followed by questions and discussion. Submissions of titles/short abstracts are welcome. The web pages of previous meetings, 15th E3D UM and 14th E3D UM and earlier, can give an impression for the arrangements and programme which include in some cases links to the presentation slides.

This 2nd announcement was last updated on November 27, 2023.



Registration is by filling this Google form. Optionally preliminary titles of presentatons/posters and other comments can be filled. 39 participants have already registered. The names and email addresses of registered persons will be used to provide the Zoom link and other updates about the meeting by email. They will be stored as long as E3D User meetings are regularly held, unless specific removals are requested.


Contributions on any E3D related subject can still be submitted. Especially encouraged are discussions of first experiments, their data organization, profiles vs voxels, E3D Common Programmes, and Visualization. An ad-hoc programme committee of volunteers might be asked to help if many submissions are received and some need to be postponed to a later user meeting.

Preliminary programme with approximate timing (all times are CET=GMT+1 hour):

    November 30, Thursday, 13.20-16.30, Location IRF Aula, Zoom link via email
        13.20-13.30: Practical information
        13.30-14.00: Harri Hellgren,
            EISCAT_3D project status
        14.00-14.30: Carl-Fredrik Enell,
            EISCAT_3D scheduling and coordination (in-situ)
        14.30-15.00: Ilkka Virtanen, From speed maps to plasma parameter errors:
            an update to the ISgeometry package

        15.00-15.30: Coffee break

        15.30-16.00: Spencer Mark Hatch, E3Doubt: A python package
            for E3D experiment planning and uncertainty estimation
        16.00-16.30: Stephan Buchert,
            Joule Heating and the Atmospheric Dynamo (in-situ)

16.39: Bus 501 to Kiruna city, or
            general discussion and posters possible "splinters" until next bus at 18.30.

    December 1, Friday, 09.00-lunch, Location IRF Aula, Zoom link via email
        08.40: Bus 501 from Kiruna city arrives
        09.00-09.30: Mizuki Fukizawa, Feasibility study to estimate the ion velocity field
            in the F region from the EISCAT_3D radar observations
        09.30-10.00: Juan Araújo,
            Post-processing and visualization of ISR data (online)
        10.00-10.30: Urban Brändström,
            ALIS_4D progress report (in-situ)

        10.30-11.00: Coffee break

        11.00-11.20: Johan Kero, Interstellar meteors
            and the need to enable independent examination of raw data
        11.20-11.50: Daniel Kastinen,
            Workshop on user needs in data levels and meta data (in-situ)
List of Posters:
  •         Anders Tjulin, Trans-National Access to plasmaspheric, ionospheric and thermospheric research facilities through PITHIA-NRF

* in-situ=presentation at EISCAT HQ/IRF in person and via Zoom

Practical Information

The workshop will take place at the EISCAT HQ/IRF in Kiruna. The Kiruna rymdcampus can be reached by bus 501 of Länstrafiken Norrbotten.  Online participation is via the Zoom tool licensed by IRF, i.e. there is no exchange of personal data such as names and email addresses with third parties. We do not intend to record the meeting but will make presentation slides publicly available also for some time after the meeting, if the presenters agree.


For questions and comments please contact Stephan Buchert or Thomas Ulich.

EISCAT_3D, a short description

More information can be found at the E3D web site.