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International LPMR Worskhop and EISCAT Symposium   Sundbyholm Castle  Meteorological
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20th International EISCAT Symposium 2022


15th International Workshop

on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region

  The Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) Workshop is traditionally held biannually to advance our understanding of ice and dust layers and related phenomena in the Earth's mesosphere and lower thermosphere. The International EISCAT Symposium, formerly the EISCAT workshop, has, over the years, become a major conference on incoherent scatter radar as well as on atmospheric and ionospheric science explored by this measurement method. The 20th symposium is jointly with the 15th LPMR Workshop.

A central aim of this combined meeting is to bring the EISCAT and LPMR communities together to explore joint scientific interests, observational techniques and model approaches. The meeting will comprise both joint sessions and separate EISCAT and LPMR sessions.

The meeting will take place on August 15-19, 2022.


The venue is the Sundbyholm castle near the town of Eskilstuna in central Sweden. The castle including its park and modern conference accommodation is located on headland into the lake of Mälaren. Wikipedia pages on Sundbyholm are in Swedish and German. The commercial conference facilities are advertised here. Nearby is also a camping and a marina.

Public transport between Eskilstuna and Stockholm or its airport Arlanda is available by train and bus, and it takes about 2 to 2.5 hours. Time tables and details of possible transport arrangements will be published later.


Scientific Programme and Abstract Submission

We expect that the meeting will start on Monday, August 15, morning, and end on Friday, August 19, noon. Both joint as well as parallel LPMR and EISCAT sessions are anticipated. Contributions to the EISCAT symposium can be online, if participation in person would be difficult because of travel restrictions and especially not sustainable.

Abstract submission is now closed.

A list of submitted abstracts (only name and title) can be inspected here. Please contact Stephan or Jörg if you cannot find your abstract in this list, would like to request modifications, submit a late contribution, or have other inquiries.

Currently invited speakers are:

Kolbjørn Blix
Koki Chau
Matt DeLand
Craig Heinselman
Natalie Kaifler
Franz-Josef Lübken
Ingrid Mann
John Plane
Cora Randall
Gunter Stober
Andrew Kavanagh
Matthew Zettergren
Roger Varney
Yasunobu Ogawa
Anja Strømme

The science committee:

Scott Bailey, Gerd Baumgarten, Patrick Espy, Jörg Gumbel, Jonas Hedin, Linda Megner (LPMR)

Anita Aikio, Lisa Baddely, Johan Kero, Mykola Ivchenko, Stephan Buchert

Accommodation and Registration

Most participants will lodge at the Sundbyholm conference facility, and the fee covers accommodation (from Sunday afternoon until Friday morning), meals and  the conference. We plan to offer a limited reduced fee for students, with lodging in shared bed rooms. The different options are summarized here.

Registration has opened. It will definitely close on June 17, and booking of hotel rooms are final. Thereafter registration and booking of accommodation might still be possible upon contacting us, but we cannot guarantee availability.

Please send any comments and suggestions that you might have to Stephan Buchert, IRF, or Jörg Gumbel, Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University.

Radar School

  The radar school in Uppsala orginally planned for 8-12 August has to be postboned to a yet undeterminded later time  Further information to come. The preliminary fee is 0 kr, excl. travel and accommodation. Please send any inquiries to Thomas Ulich, SGO or Stephan Buchert, IRF

This announcement was last updated on June 16, 2022.