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. User
meetings have been regularly held. Presently they are held
online (Zoom) with a cadence of about 2-3 months. A 12th User
Meeting will take place in March 2021, anticipated duration is
about half a day. 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 meeting took
place on March 5, 2021, 9-13 CET. This was the most
voted date/time on a Doodle.
The suggested general subject of the 12th E3D User meeting was the
EISCAT Heater and also the ESR, especially their future. Also
software interfaces between E3D and users, for scientific analysis
of E3D data and radar operations warranted further discussion
after the 11th
E3D UM. We stuck 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 11th
E3D UM are linked at the meeting page.
This announcement was last updated on March 8, 2021.
The names and emails of registered persons will be
stored as long as E3D User meetings are regularly held, unless
specific removals are requested.
for this 12th meeting were contributions to science related to the EISCAT Heater and its future. Software interfaces
between E3D and users, and on the scientific analysis of E3D
data would also be suitable subjects. The programme of this and
the previous 11th
meeting has links to most of the presentations that were
The programme with
approximate timings is
- March 5, Fridday,
Status and Plans.
- Link: will be sent by email/available on request
- 09.00-09.05: Practical Information, Stephan Buchert
- 09.05-09.15: Discussion on E3D user communications,
meetings, tools, email lists, Slack, FB, Gitter..., Thomas
Ulich, Stephan Buchert, ...
- 09.15-09.30: EISCAT3D project updates, Harri Hellgren
- 09.30-09.50: Data products, plans/wishes, Ingemar
- 09.50-10.05: Rewriting IS data
analysis code, Stephan Buchert, IRF
- 10.05-10.20: Update on user
authentication, Carl-Fredrik Enell, EISCAT
- 10.20-10.40: Coffee break, Leg stretching
- 12.20-12.40: Discussion on the future of Heater, Antti
Kero (SGO), ...
- 12.40-13.00: Discussion on the future of the ESR, Lisa
Baddeley (tbc, UNIS), ...
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.