Thirteenth EISCAT-3D User Meeting
| INSTITUTET FÖR RYMDFYSIK
| Swedish Institute of Space Physics
|| (59°50.272′N, 17°38.786′E)
User Meeting, 2021
(E3D) project has been officially started with an opening
event on September 7, 2017, and is now constructing stage 1. User
meetings have been regularly held. Presently they are held
online (Zoom) with a cadence of about 2-3 months. A 13th User
Meeting will take place on June 15, 2021, from 13 to 17
CEST. 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
The general subject of the 13th E3D User meeting is the
application of E3D for "classical" ionosphere and upper atmosphere
science. We'll stick to the traditional scheme with short
presentations followed by questions and discussion. Submissions of
titles/short abstracts are welcome. Most of the presentation
slides from the two previous meetings, 11th
E3D UM and 12th
E3D UM are linked at the meeting page.
This announcement was last updated on June 10, 2021.
A registration is required by filling the Google form.
The form also allows the enter the title and abstract of
presentation or discussion point that the user would like to see
in the meeting programme. 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 be submitted. Especially encouraged for this
13th meeting are discussions on applications of
volumetric imaging for "classical"
ionosphere and upper atmosphere science, e.g.
magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, ion drifts and neutral winds,
TIDs and gravity waves, and on the scientific analysis of E3D
data. Any subject is welcome.
programme with approximate timings is
- June 15, Tuesday,
Status and Plans.
- Link: will be sent by email/available on request
- 13.00-13.05: Practical Information, Stephan Buchert
- 13.05-13.25: EISCAT Data access and scheduling updates,
Carl-Fredrick Enell, EISCAT
- 13.30-13.55: EISCAT3D project updates, Harri Hellgren,
- 14.00-14.20: Coffee break, Leg stretching
- 14.20-14.40: Radar measurements and the volumetric
electric field, Stephan Buchert, IRF
- 14.40-14.50: Plans for the next meeting, EISCAT symposium,
- 14.40-15.00: Discussions about E3D user communications,
tools, email lists, Slack, Zulip...,
The workshop will use the Zoom tool licensed by the Uppsala University,
The server is operated by Uppsala University which assures that no
exchange of personal data such as names and email addresses 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 presenters agree.
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.