Tenth 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, and is now in the 2nd year of the
stage 1 construction. A 10th user meeting has taken place in Uppsala,
Sweden, on May 21-22, 2019.
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.
The dates for the 11th E3D User Meeting are tentatively May
12-13, 2020, the location is Uppsala.
An important event for EISCAT and E3D in the near future is
International EISCAT Symposium 2019 and 46th Annual European
Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods in Oulu,
Finland 19th - 23rd August 2019.
The start of the core meeting is 13 pm
on Tuesday, May 21, the end is 17 pm on Wednesday, May 22.
Preparatory meetings, splinters, etc., can be organized in the
morning of May 21, or also on Monday, May20, upon request. Please
contact anyone of the programme committee, Noora Partamies,
Anita Aikio, Ian
McCrea, Yasunobu Ogawa,
Johan Kero, or Craig Heinselman, for
suggestions about the meeting programme. This years special topic
is tentatively "Planning and preparations for the first scatter
signals, standard modes of operation, Common Programmes, and
software packages for EISCAT_3D." Also particularly contributions about the
future of the Heating facility and the ESR are encouraged.
- May 21, Tuesday,
Future of the Heating
facility, Special Topic as well as general
EISCAT and E3D Science: New results and future plans.
- 13.00-13.10: Practical Information, Stephan Buchert
- 13.10-13.20: Opening and Welcome, Craig Heinselmann, EISCAT
- 13.20-13.50: EISCAT_3D Status of Preparations, Craig
- 13.50-14.00: EISCAT_3D Status, if applicable, in Finnland,
Japan, Norway, Sweden, UK, Anita Aikio, Stephan Buchert, Ian
McCrea, Yasunobu Ogawa, Andres Spicher
- 14.00-14.30: SDI-3D project: measurements of the
thermosphere, Shin-Ichiro Oyama, ISEE, Nagoya University
- 14.30-15.00: Coffee break
- 15.00-15.30: ALIS_4D status report and some thoughts on the
possibilities for using ALIS_4D as a testbed for establishing
a common user interface for EISCAT_3D and complementary
instruments, Urban Brändström, IRF
- 15.50-16.10: SMILE Ground-Based & Additional Science
Working Group, Jenny Carter (presented by Andrew Kavanagh,
- 16.10-16.40: Heating status and future, Mike Rietveld,
- 16.40-17.00: Discussion on Heating
- May 22, Wednesday, 9.00-12.00:
Data analysis, E3D CP and SP experiments, general EISCAT and
E3D Science: New results and future plans.
- 09.00-09.30: The EOSC Hub Competence Centre for EISCAT 3D:
Data portal development and user analysis prototype cases,
Carl-Fredrik Enell, EISCAT
- 09.30-10.00: On EISCAT and EISCAT3D plasma parameter fits,
Ilkka Virtanen, Oulu University
- 10.00-10.20: On E3D core IS data analysis with a user
platform, Stephan Buchert, IRF
- 10.20-10.50: Coffee break
The need for multifrequency meteor scatter with UHF, E3D,
MAARSY and the potential of converting the mainland systems
for space debris surveillence, Johan Kero, IRF
- 11.20-11.50: Results
from the ESA EISCAT_3D Performance Evaluation for Space
Situational Awareness, Daniel Kastinen, IRF
- May 22, Wednesday, 13.00-17.00:
Data analysis, E3D CP and SP experiments, general EISCAT
and E3D Science: New results and future plans.
SuperDARN Cyprus: A new radar supporting EISCAT_3D, Darren
Wright, University of Leicester, UK
- 14.00-14.30: E3D D-region experiments, Esa Turunen, SGO
- 14.30-14.50: E3D Common Programmes, between continuity and
new visions, Stephan Buchert, IRF
- 14.50-15.00: Form for an E3D Supplementary Instrument
Roadmap, Stephan Buchert, IRF
- 15.00-15.40: extended coffee break
- 15.40-16.10: EISCAT Radar School/Symposium 2019, Thomas
Ulich and Anita Aikio, Oulu University
- 16.10-16.20: Other activities in the near future, all
- 16.20-17.00: free discussion, free slots
The local organizer is Stephan Buchert. A deadline had been set to April 26,
2019, but a few late registrations are still possible! 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 lecture rooms of the Uppsala University,
room 2344 and 2215 in the ITC area, across the road from the
Ångström laboratory and a large construction site, where the car
parking used to be. The meeting starts on Tuesday, May 21, after
lunch and ending on Wednesday, May 22, at 17. If needed, smaller
meeting rooms for splinter sessions are available, also on Monday,
The so-called Polacksbacken campus of the Uppsala University is
~2-3 km from Uppsala downtown where most hotels are located.
It has been popular to walk to the campus, along the river Å, or
passing the botanical
garden (it is also possible to stroll through it). There is
public transport, please consult UL.
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
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.
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 three sites of stage 1 are Skibotn,
Kaiseniemi, Sweden, and Karesuvanto, Finland. Major contracts
for the Antenna Unit, the First Stage Receive Unit, and the
Sub-Array Transmit Unit have been signed with ECRIEE, China
and with DA-Design, Finland. The first measurements for
scientific use are expected to be possible in 2022.