Svalbard

Assar held a talk about Svalbard Assar works at the Headquarters in Kiruna. He recently returned form Svalbard, where he has been working on our radar site for the last couple of years. Today Assar held a talk about Svalbard. Svalbard is a very special place in many ways. The archipelago belongs to Norway, but through a treaty: Spetsbergtraktaten, Svalbard is open for the Treaty Member States to pursue business activities, hunting and fishing there. It is a interesting place for space science due to it's location near the north pole.   ...
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March for Science

Mike marched for science In support of scientists all over the world Mike participated in The Science March last Saturday. Together with several hundred people Mike marched against fake news and reduced funding for research. The march in Tromsø was just one of about 600 marches worldwide to defend knowledge, independent research and fearless communication of scientific research. All over the world we see the dangerous effects of mistrust in science and with this march we show that we do not accept this. Science is science, facts are facts. Science is not an opinion.     ...
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EISCAT Peer-reviewed Program experiments

Introduction EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2017, 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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Kiruna Snow Festival

Last weekend in January When the light returns and the cold is biting the skin the people of Kiruna celebrate the snow and the winter with a Snow festival. During the Snowfestival you are able to take part in the rich culture of Kiruna, everything from snow-sculptures, painting exhibitions and snowblower race to kid’s playgrounds designed by snow. Everything is connected to snow. But it is are also a Space Fair; The movie theatre show space movies and the space organizations in Kiruna have displays of their activities.  EISCAT participated with a showcase stand, to let people know what we are and what we do.  The fair is well attended and a great way for us to reach out  to the community in Kiruna....
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Millions for scientists

Millions for scientists

Three young scientist Trond Mohn was personally present when three "outstanding young researchers" received between 11 and 12 million to their research projects. Mohn confirms that this is not the last time he supports UiT financially. In 2007 Trond Mohn founded Tromsø Forskningsstiftelse, with the purpose to support research and research-promoting measures at UiT. The three scientists: Shona Wood, Kathrin H. Hopmann og Juha Vierinen, all receive four year scholarships of between 11 and 12 million NOK. Trond Mohn was personally present to issue the scholarships. Wood's project discusses "epigenetic light" Hopmann's has the title: "Sustainable catalysts for homogeneous CO? conversion" Vierinen's project is titeled: "Radar Science with EISCAT 3D" Juha Vierinen describes the scholarship as the best that has happend in his carrier. –  This means that instead of doing all the work by my self, I can include students and will get a lot more done, Juha says. –  This is great for me as well for the project.   Read the full article in Norwegian here: http://www.itromso.no/nyheter/2016/12/12/Mohn-millioner-til-tre-unge-forskere-13919999.ece Google Translate    ...
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Call for Proposals within the Peer Review Programme

EISCAT Peer-Review Programme: Call for Proposals The EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2017; 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 in their proposal. The present call is the first one for 2017. 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 has been allocated on the first call. Please refer to the details of the call for...
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EISCAT Newsletter 7

EISCAT Newsletter 7

2016-09-12 EISCAT Newsletter EISCAT is growing and we are happy to welcome one more coworker to us: Hans Erik Fjeld Hans Erik has written a short presentation of himself, but we will have to wait until the Annual Review Meeting in October to get to see him. Hi, My name is Hans Erik Fjeld, I am 27 years old and I will be working for EISCAT in Ramfjordmoen, for most of the year, but in the winter months I will transfer to Svalbard and join the ESR crew. I have a Master’s degree in electronics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, with a specialization in Radio and Communications systems. I graduated from NTNU in 2012 and recently moved to Tromsø from Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard where I worked at the Sverdrup Research station for the Norwegian Polar Institute. I am looking forward to be working for EISCAT and to meet challenges within my field of specialization and way outside of it; to cold hands and getting stuck...
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