Fourteenth EISCAT-3D User Meeting
| INSTITUTET FÖR RYMDFYSIK
| Swedish Institute of Space Physics
|| (59°50.272′N, 17°38.786′E)
User Meeting, 2021
The 14th E3D
User Meeting was held on November 29-30, 2021, about
"lunch-to-lunch". The UM is combined with a 2nd E3D Software and
Data meeting, which included a "hands-on" session, where already
elements of the E3D interface for users could be tried.
Participation was via the Zoom tool as in the previous meetings or
in-person at the premises of IRF/EISCAT HQ in Kiruna. The
presentations/discussions and also "Hands-on" worked equally well
remotely or by physical presence at the facility.
We stick to the traditional scheme with short presentations
followed by questions and discussion. Many of the presentation
slides from the previous meetings, 11th,
E3D UM are linked at the meeting pages.
This announcement was last updated on December 7, 2021.
A registration is done by by filling this Google
form. Only partial participation (UM or SW) will of course be
ok. Please indicate whether participation in person is planned.
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. For the UM all topics
including science results with the existing mainland KST, ESR,
and Heating, other instruments relevant for E3D, and
theory/modeling are welcome.
preliminary programme with approximate timing is
- Nov 29, Monday,
Users and Science.
- Link: will be sent by email/available on request
- 13.00-13.05: Practical Information, Stephan Buchert
- 13.05-13.45: EISCAT3D project
updates (Harri Hellgren, EISCAT)
- 13.45-14.10: Login and user authorisation for EISCAT
systems (Carl-Fredrik Enell, EISCAT)
- 14.10-14.50: GeospaceLab: a Python package for managing
and visualizing geospace data and its application for EISCAT
(Lei Cai, University of Oulu), Abstract
- 14.50-15.10: Coffee break, Leg stretching
- Nov 30, Tuesday,
Users, Software and Data.
- 10.40-11.50: Demonstration and hands-on of the present
status of the E3D software/data system (Harri Hellgren,
Simon Brown, et al.)
- 11.50-12.10: Open discussion and spare time
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.
Alternatively participation at IRF Kiruna is welcome. Travel and
accommodation needs to be arranged by the participant. There is no
meeting fee. The local contact person is Anders
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.