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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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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EISCAT Newsletter 6

EISCAT Newsletter 6

2016-08-26 EISCAT Newsletter For most of us the vacation time is up. Autumn is comming, the days are getting shorter and the nights are darker. Any way. ”New Capabilities of the Upgraded EISCAT High-Power HF Facility” by M. T. Rietveld, A. Senior, J. Markkanen and A. Westman  A paper has just been accepted by the journal Radio Science which gives an updated description of the EISCAT heating facility near Tromsø. The paper describes the upgrades that have been done in recent years to which many present and former EISCAT staff from all three mainland sites shave made substantial contributions. This is a short extract from the abstract of the paper. ”The high-power HF (High Frequency) facility (commonly known as Heating) near Tromsø, Norway, which is an essential part of the EISCAT (European Incoherent SCATter) Scientific Association, has been upgraded in certain key areas in recent years. It is one of only four similar facilities in the world operating at present.” ... ”The main high-power parts such as transmitters, feed-system and antennas...
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Procurements relating to the EISCAT3D_PfP (Preparation for Production) project

Procurements relating to the EISCAT3D_PfP (Preparation for Production) project

Procurements relating to the EISCAT3D_PfP (Preparation for Production) project The overall goal of the EISCAT_3D-PfP project is to facilitate a smooth and swift transition of EISCAT_3D from a preparatory phase to its implementation. The project is funded by the European Commission under H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-1. Tenders and supporting material relating to this project are located here ...
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The 18th EISCAT International Symposium (1st Announcement)

Symposium dates: 26th - 30th May, 2017 Symposium place: National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo Japan. Webpage for the 18th EISCAT International Symposium: http://eiscat.nipr.ac.jp/about/18th_eiscat_symposium.html The EISCAT Scientific Association is an international research organization operating three incoherent scatter radar systems and an ionospheric heating facility in northern Scandinavia and Svalbard. The EISCAT radar systems have been widely used to study coupling processes in solar-terrestrial system, in particular, auroral and ionospheric physics and fundamental plasma physics. The EISCAT is funded and operated by research organizations of China, Finland, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom (collectively, the EISCAT Associates), and also France, Russia, South Korea, and Ukraine (as affiliate members). The EISCAT Associates organize a biennial scientific symposium, usually rotating between the member countries. The 18th EISCAT symposium will be held in connection with the IMST (Ionosphere/Mesosphere/Stratosphere/Troposphere) radar workshop which is planned to be held as one of sessions in the JpGU-AGU joint meeting in Makuhari, Japan (from 21st to 25th May 2017)....
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