This year, the EISCAT Scientific Association will take the new phased-array EISCAT_3D radar into use: the transmit-receive site in Skibotn, Norway, and the remote receiver sites at Kaiseniemi (Sweden) and Karesuvanto (Finland) are being deployed since last autumn.
Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO) in close collaboration with EISCAT, will run a training course for new users of the EISCAT radars, from 14th to 19th August 2023 (Monday to Saturday): The International EISCAT Radar School will be held at Kilpisjärvi, Finland, close to the Skibotn site in Norway.
The course will cover all essential aspects of the EISCAT systems, including their science programme. An overview of the hardware and software will be provided and future plans will be discussed, with a strong emphasis on EISCAT_3D. Tips on analysing and working with the data will be given and the participants will run an own radar experiment in a hands-on exercise.
There'll be an excursion to the Skibotn EISCAT_3D radar site, as well as to the Finnish Kilpisjärvi Atmospheric Imaging Receiver Array (KAIRA) site, which is a multi-purpose radio telescope originally built for prototyping EISCAT_3D.
The lecturers comprise members of the EISCAT staff and experienced scientists from the user community. As well as providing a good foundation for scientists new to incoherent scatter radar, this in-person radar school will facilitate creation of a network of peers among all participants, learners and instructors alike, as well as provide a chance for more established users to be updated on the latest and future developments.
The deadline for registration in the course is Sunday, 14th May, 2023.
For more information please visit http://www.sgo.fi/Events/RS2023/.
Please forward this message to anyone you might think is interested. Thank you!
All the best from Sodankylä,
EISCAT Peer-Review Programme: Call for Proposals
(sorry for any cross-posting)
The EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing
time on the EISCAT facilities in 2023, by individual scientists,
research groups, and consortia throughout the world on equal,
competitive basis. This means that anyone can apply, independent of
whether or not the applicant is from an EISCAT associate country.
While evaluations are merit based, in the case of two applications
having similar merits in evaluation, *preference will be given either to
those applicants who are new to the EISCAT facilities*, in order to
enlarge the EISCAT user community and further more open access to the
facilities, *or to the applicant showing stronger educational impact
The present call is the second one for 2023. In total, 200 hours of
experiment time are open for international, peer-reviewed competition,
and are available for the use of any of the current EISCAT facilities.
Roughly half of this time is allocated in each call.
Please refer to the details of the call at
for more information.
The deadline for proposals is *1 May 2023* at 24:00 UTC.
Dr. Ingemar Häggström
Head of Operations, EISCAT Scientific Association
Mail address: Box 812, SE-98128 Kiruna, Sweden
Visiting address: Rymdcampus 1, SE-98192 Kiruna, Sweden
Phone: +46 98079155 Cell: +46 703212083
Dear friends of EISCAT and E3D,
on demand the user meeting in popular Uppsala on May 23-25 is back, pse
Pse register early. The poll had indicated that about 18 persons or more
are interested, we will have room for everybody.
Pse let me know any comments and requests.
(Sorry for the hesitation on Friday).
Dr. Stephan Buchert
Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Box 537, 751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
Fax +46-18-471 5905
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