Summer School on Radar/SAR Systems

10th Int. Summer School on Radar/SAR Systems Date: 13.-20. July 2018 Location: near Bonn at Haus Humboldtstein Website for more info: https://www.radarsummerschool.fraunhofer.de/ Poster: http://workshops.fhr.fraunhofer.de/summerschool/bilder/SummerSchool_Poster.pdf Flyer: http://workshops.fhr.fraunhofer.de/summerschool/bilder/SummerSchool_Flyer.pdf Registration is already open until mid of March! Specific queries regarding the summer school should be addressed to: summerschool@fhr.fraunhofer.de or to Matthias Weiß.  ...
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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....
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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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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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Senior Software Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Senior Software Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Status 11 June 2018: We have decided to change the position to a more hardware-close person and since the preferred qualifications are somewhat different, the new vacancy will be advertised as a new opening. We will later open a position being closer to the role advertised below. We thank all who applied to this position 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...
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Senior Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Senior Engineer for the EISCAT_3D project

Status 11 June 2018: We are sorry to inform you that, due to changes in the EISCAT_3D procurement strategy, it has been decided not to fill this position. We thank all who applied 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...
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Project Leader for the EISCAT_3D project

Project Leader for the EISCAT_3D project

Status 22 November 2017: Position filled 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...
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