Nineth EISCAT-3D User Meeting
| INSTITUTET FÖR RYMDFYSIK
| Swedish Institute of Space Physics
|| (59°50.272′N, 17°38.786′E)
The EISCAT_3D (E3D)
project has now been officially started with an opening
event on September 7, 2017. Its 9th user meeting will take place
Sweden, on May 8-9, 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
second announcement including a preliminary programme.
The start of the core meeting is 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. The E3DDS
Kick-off meeting will take place on Monday in room ITC 1145.
For the E3D user meeting please contact anyone of the programme
Baddeley, Anita Aikio, Ian
McCrea, Yasunobu Ogawa,
Johan Kero, or Craig Heinselman, for
suggestions about the meeting programme. This year we have encouraged
particularly contributions about complementary projects and
instrumentation, and also on software and data solutions
for EISCAT and EISCAT_3D.
- May 8, Tuesday, 09.00-17.00:
Supplementary instrument roadmap, E3D in national
programmes, complementary projects.
- Location: Room 1111 in
the ITC area (across the road from the Ångström Laboratory)
- 09.00-09.05: Practical Information, Stephan Buchert
- 09.05-09.10: Opening and Welcome, Craig Heinselmann, EISCAT
- 09.10-09.40: EISCAT_3D Status of Preparations, Craig
- 09.40-09.50: EISCAT_3D Status in Finnland, Japan, Norway,
Sweden, UK, Anita Aikio, Stephan Buchert, Ian McCrea, Yasunobu
Ogawa, Björn Gustavsson
- 09.50-10.15: EISCAT_3D Supplementary Instrument Roadmap,
Anita Aikio, Oulu University
- 10.15-10.45: Coffee break
- 10.45-11.10: Thoughts about complementary instrumentation
and possible EU space weather initiatives, Ian McCrea, STFC
- 11.10-11.40: E3D data solutions, John White, NEIC
- 11.40-12.05: Current status of Japanese EISCAT_3D
preparation, Yasunobu Ogawa, NIPR
- 13.15-13.35: Inter-Observatory Collaboration:
Ground-Instrumentation Roadmap for EISCAT-3D, Thomas Ulich,
- 13.35-13.55: Heating, ESR and the User Community, Thomas
- 13.55-14.20: The latest from Heating and prospects for the
future, Mike Rietveld, EISCAT
- 14.20-14.45: LOFAR4SpaceWeather: Synergies with KAIRA,
EISCAT, and EISCAT_3D, Richard Fallows, Astron
- 14.45-15.15: Coffee break
- 15.15-15.40: EISCAT_3D Performance Evaluation for Space
Situational Awareness, Daniel Kastinen, IRF
- 15.40-16.05: Nanosateliites supporting the EISCAT_3D Science
Case, Esa Turunen, SGO
- 16.05-16.25: The Swarm mission extension, Stephan Buchert,
- 16.25-16.50: SDI-3D project: measurements of the
thermosphere, Shin-ichiro Oyama, ISEE
- May 9, Wednesday,
Special Topic, "Standard modes of operation, Common
Programmes, and software packages for EISCAT and EISCAT_3D"
- Location: Room 1111 in
the ITC area (across the road from the Ångström
- 09.00-09.25: ALIS_4D a Swedish complementary instrument for
EISCAT_3D, Urban Brändström, IRF
- 09.25-09.45: Optical NLC cameras for common volume studies
of NLC and PMSE dynamics above
the Tromsø radar site, Peter Dalin, IRF
- 09.45-10.05: Advance Mesospheric Temperature Mapper (AMTM)
is proposed to estimate the
mesopause temperature by observing hydroxyl (OH) airglow
emissions, Peter Dalin, IRF
- 10.05-10.30: Latest developments in the EISCAT 3D data
handling projects, Carl-Fredrik Enell, EISCAT
- 10.30-11.00: Coffee break
- 11.00-11.25: ELSPEC – a tool for electron energy spectrum
estimation from EISCAT radar data, Ilkka Virtanen, Oulu
- 11.25-11.45: Frame for a new IS core data analysis, Stephan
Next meetings, including the EISCAT symposium 2019, Thomas
Ulich, Stephan Buchert et al.
The local organizer is Stephan Buchert. The deadline for
Registration has passed, but for late registrations please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know if you would like
to have assistance for reserving accommodation.
The workshop will take place on the Polacksbacken
University, at the
Information Technology Center (ITC), room number 1111 on
both days. In 2013 the 5th
E3D user meeting has also been in the ITC area, and the
group photo shows in the background building "hus 1" where this
years meeting location is. The ususal Ångströmlaboratory is being
extended, with a risk for noise from the ongoing construction
work. 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.