Tenth EISCAT-3D User Meeting
| INSTITUTET FÖR RYMDFYSIK
| Swedish Institute of Space Physics
|| (59°50.272′N, 17°38.786′E)
(E3D) project has been officially started with an opening
event on September 7, 2017, and is now constructing stage 1. A
11th user meeting was scheduled to take place with physical
attendance in Uppsala,
Sweden. As a result of the
pandemia and measures to constrain it, the plans for the 11th
meeting had to be revised. We will go for online (Zoom)
meetings of about half a day duration, with a monthly to
bi-monthly cadence. As usual, the meetings should provide 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 initial online E3D user meeting will take place on December 16, 13-17 CET. A next
meeting is foreseen for January 2021.
The suggested general subject of the 11th E3D User meeting is
software interfaces between E3D and users, for scientific analysis
of E3D data and perhaps also for radar operations. We'll stick to
the traditional scheme with short presentations followed by
questions and discussion. Submissions of titles/short abstracts
This announcement was updated on December 4, 2020.
A registration is required by filling this Google
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 be submitted. Especially encouraged for this
11th meeting are discussions on software interfaces
between E3D and users, and on the scientific analysis of E3D
data. 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.
- December 16, Wednesday,
Status and Plans.
- Probably next meeting
- Some experiences from starting a new IS data analysis
code, Stephan Buchert, IRF
The workshop will use the Zoom tool licensed by the Uppsala University,
The server is operated by Uppsala University which assures that no
data exchange with third parties occurs. We do not intend to
record the meeting but will make presentation slides publicly
available also for some time after the meeting, if the presenter
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.