The 9th EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 7-9 May 2018

The 9th EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 7-9 May 2018

The 9th EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 7-9 May 2018 The EISCAT_3D (E3D) project has now been officially started with an opening event on 7 September, 2017. The 9th EISCAT_3D User Meeting is planned to take place in Uppsala, Sweden, on May 7-9, 2018. As usual, the meeting provides 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. More information is available at the meeting website: http://www.space.irfu.se/workshops/EISCAT-3D_User2018/...
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New recruitment

New recruitment

New recruitment Today Dr. Rikard Slapak join us at Headquarters. Rikard started his career as a PhD student at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and got his Doctors degree at LTU. Since then he has been working at LTU as a researcher for the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Division of Space Technology. Rikard will be working in data handling here at EISCAT. Our facilities produce a huge amount of data from all the experiments and measurements that we are conducting and Rikard's knowledge and experience will be a great addition in our team. The other vacancies has not yet been filled. The work in sorting out the candidates is ongoing....
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EOSC-hub project

EOSC-hub project

EOSC-hub project The EOSC-hub project started on 01 January,  was officially recently launched. The project brings together 100 partners, EISCAT is one of them, from more than 50 countries and will develop the vision of the Hub as the integration and management system of the future European Open Science Cloud. The EOSC-hub project mobilises providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of research data, services and software for research. Read the full announcement here: http://eosc-hub.eu/eosc-hub-integrated-services-european-open-science-cloud. A website is being built and will be ready in a while. You can also follow @EOSC_eu in Twitter or in LinkedIn....
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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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EISCAT Peer-reviewed Program experiments

Introduction EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2018, by individual scientists, research groups, and consortia throughout the world on equal, competitive basis. This opportunity opens in total 200 h of experiment time for international, peer-reviewed competition, and is available for the use of any of the current EISCAT facilities. Successful applicants will be awarded time on the facilities based on the scientific merit of their applications. Assistance with observing programs and data analysis will be provided. Please, if you are unfamiliar with EISCAT, contact us via the email address given below, and we will be happy to assist you, by advising you on the technical aspects of your proposal. We welcome applications both by young and established researchers. Submissions Applications for EISCAT PP time should be sent to Dr. Ingemar Häggström, by email to: ingemar.haggstrom@eiscat.se, to arrive no later than at 24:00 UTC on the submission deadline date. A confirmation of reception will be sent to the...
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New GUISDAP release

EISCAT releases a new version of GUISDAP. GUISDAP is the main analysis package for the ionospheric EISCAT data, but parts can also be used for other types of analysis. It also contain extra tools like visualisation, calibration and vector calculation. A new feature is lag profiling of raw voltage data, enabling mainly analysis at higher resolution. Please read the release notes for details....
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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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Space research pioneer Bengt Hultqvist is turning 90 years old

Space research pioneer Bengt Hultqvist is turning 90 years old

The "Hjalmar Lundbohm" of space Professor Emeritus Bengt Hultqvist, turning 90 years old on August 21, has sometimes been called "the Hjalmar Lundbohm* of space" - it is largely thanks to him that space operations in Kiruna have gained such an outstanding development. Bengt Hultqvist was the initiator of EISCAT, the European scientific radar facilities in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland and in Svalbard, which are the most advanced radar facilities of their kind. EISCAT Headquarters in Kiruna, is the only international research center based in Sweden. "Without Bengt, Swedish space research should not have been where it is today," says IRF's current director Stas Barabash. "He was the one who laid the foundation for  Swedish space research and he is the reason Sweden now operates what is probably the most advanced space program in comparison with other smaller countries." Read the full article here. (In Swedish) Professor emeritus Bengt Hultqvist, som fyller 90 år den 21 augusti, har ibland kallats "rymdens Hjalmar Lundbohm" - det är till stor...
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Rocket inauguration

Rocket inauguration at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics EISCAT Kiruna staff participated in the inauguration of the rocket, Centaure 2B, that Esrange Space Center has "lent out" to the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF). The rocket and the rocket launcher were first inaugurated by the former director of the institute, Professor Emeritus Bengt Hultqvist, 50 years ago. Bengt Hultqvist, now turning ninety, was in honor of his work for the institute and the space research in Kiruna and Sweden, invited to inaugurate the rocket once more. The present director of the IRF, Stas Barabash, and the director of Esrange Space Center, Lennart Poromaa held short speeches. Bengt talked a little of his work and of his first inauguration of this rocket and then crushed the traditional champagne bottle on the rocket, as he once did 50 years earlier. Afterwards the staff of IRF and EISCAT Scientific Association, and other participants, were invited for a lunch in the open. The chef of IRF and his assistants treated the lunch...
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