New recruitment

New recruitment

The EISCAT3D Project Leader has now been appointed We have had a lot of interest for the vacancy of Project Leader for  EISCAT3D. The opening has been filled by Mr. Johan Svensson. Johan will start his work at the EISCAT Headquarters in Kiruna, Sweden in January. Johan has been working as a Research Engineer and his experience in this field will be of great use in the EISCAT3D project. The other vacancies has not yet been filled. The work in sorting out the candidates is ongoing. ...
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Celebration for EISCAT_3D

Celebration for EISCAT_3D

Celebration at Space campus Yesterday EISCAT HQ invited all of the staff at IRF and LTU to join us for coffee and cake, to celebrate that EISCAT_3D have gotten a go ahead. We have known about the start for a while, but vacations and other celebrations have made us wait a bit longer than we planed.   Our director Craig Heinselman held a speech telling us all about EISCAT_3D. When we plan to be up and running and why we decided to start this project from the beginning.    We are so happy to be realizing this new incoherent scatter radar!    ...
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EISCAT_3D Opening Event

EISCAT_3D Opening Event

EISCAT_3D Opening Event Short report (PDF) The opening event for the construction of the first stage of the EISCAT_3D system took place in Tromsø and Storfjord, Norway, on 7 September 2017. The day started in brilliant sunshine with a bus transport to UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, where the first part of the opening event was held. Anne Husebekk, the university rector, greeted us all welcome and Ingrid Mann, the leader of the Norwegian project consortium, presented a general overview of the EISCAT_3D project. This was followed by short addresses from representatives of the EISCAT associate countries from which it was clear that there are high expectations from the international EISCAT user community for the future potential of the new system. Finally, Craig Heinselman, EISCAT director, detailed the technical implementation of the EISCAT_3D system. The opening event continued with a 90 minute long coach ride to the UiT Skibotn field station with a guide pointing out several interesting geological details along the way in the local...
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Senior Software Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Senior Software Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Kiruna 20 June, 2017 Senior Software Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project Senior Software Engineer 2017-06-20 (PDF) EISCAT Scientific Association is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to lead the software development for EISCAT_3D EISCAT_3D is a modern, multi-static, phased array radar system to be deployed in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The implementation phase starts 1 September 2017 and the system will be ready for use in 2021. As Senior Software Engineer, you will lead the software development for EISCAT_3D. The Software Engineer will join the EISCAT_3D project team to help develop a scalable and distributed software architecture for the system. To successfully perform the duties, it is critical to have a modern, forward-looking, and standards-based approaches to software design and development. The radar systems will initially consist of 20 000 channels at each of three sites, so software approaches that are properly scalable in a real-time environment are crucial. As of today, little of the needed software sets exist in the world. A significant challenge will therefore be...
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Senior Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Senior Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Kiruna 20 June, 2017 Senior Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project Senior Engineer 2017-06-20 (PDF) EISCAT Scientific Association is seeking a Senior Engineer to join the EISCAT_3D project team. EISCAT_3D is a modern, multi-static, phased array radar system to be deployed in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The implementation phase starts 1 September 2017 and the system will be ready for use in 2021. The Senior Engineer participates in the complex engineering, scoping, planning, design validation and construction management needed for the build of EISCAT_3D. The tasks are under the joint responsibility of the project team lead by the EISCAT_3D Project Leader. The particular skills, and interests, of the Senior Engineer will determine the primary areas of individual responsibility. The Senior Engineer will perform as project engineer and/or task leader on in-house, industry and consultancy work and will plan and direct, as representative of the project team, the work of professional and technical staff, consultants, and contractors. Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or higher in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent ...
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Project Leader for the EISCAT_3D project

Project Leader for the EISCAT_3D project

Kiruna 20 June, 2017 Project Leader for the EISCAT_3D project Project Leader 2017-06-20 (PDF) EISCAT Scientific Association is seeking a Project Leader to manage the construction of EISCAT_3D. EISCAT_3D is a modern, multi-static, phased array radar system to be deployed in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The implementation phase starts 1 September 2017 and the system will be ready for use in 2021. As Project Leader you will lead the construction of EISCAT_3D. In addition to leading and coaching the EISCAT_3D project team, the Project Leader is responsible for ensuring that all project activities are conduced according to established policies, quality standards and financial targets as well as in accordance with health, safety and environment requirements. In addition, the Project Leader will contribute to the system development by adopting best practices and seeking improvement opportunities and by implementing these, when appropriate, during the implementation phase. The Project Leader will also act as key contact to the EISCAT user community and will build strong relationships with internal and external...
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Contracts Leader for the EISCAT_3D project

Contracts Leader for the EISCAT_3D project

Kiruna 20 June, 2017 Contracts Leader for the EISCAT_3D project Contracts Leader 2017-06-20 (PDF) EISCAT Scientific Association is seeking a Contracts Leader to manage the public procurement activities for the construction of EISCAT_3D. EISCAT_3D is a modern, multi-static, phased array radar system to be deployed in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The implementation phase starts 1 September 2017 and the system will be ready for use in 2021. As Contracts Leader you will lead the public procurement activities. Purchases of supplies and services for the EISCAT_3D project will adhere to EU procurements for the public sector and the Contracts Leader needs to understand and be able to readily access the regulations and policies relating to such procurements. The Contracts Leader works closely with the EISCAT_3D Project Leader, project team and senior staff at EISCAT and provides professional, expert oversight and management services for the public contract activities within the EISCAT_3D project. The tasks also include participation in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for...
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Pressrelease – EISCAT_3D

Pressrelease – EISCAT_3D

EISCAT_3D, the new Arctic radar for space weather research gets go-ahead for construction Download PDF   A new international research radar called EISCAT_3D was given the green light to proceed this month, promising a step-change in understanding the effect of solar storms and space weather on the upper atmosphere in the Arctic, including the magnificent Northern Lights. At a total cost of 685 million Swedish crowns, the EISCAT_3D facility will be distributed across three sites in Northern Scandinavia - in Skibotn, Norway, near Kiruna in Sweden, and near Kaaresuvanto in Finland. Each site will consist of about 10.000 antennas fed by a powerful 5 MW transmitter at Skibotn and a receiver at each of the three sites. The EISCAT_3D project will start in September 2017 with site preparations to begin in summer 2018. The radar is expected to be operational in 2021. EISCAT_3D will be the world’s leading facility of its kind, offering a critically important window to the upper atmosphere and the near-Earth...
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EISCAT_3D test site

Trip to Tromsø Lennart has made a trip to Tromsø, to make sure that the EISCAT_3D test site in ready for the coming deliveries. The snow is melting, but spring is about three weeks late. Tromsø also greeted Lennart with a snowfall. But this is not that extraordinarily in this latitudes, this time of the year. ...
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