EISCAT_3D held Kick-Off meeting in Stockholm 21-22 October

The ESFRI roadmap project EISCAT_3D started its preparatory phase action on 1 October and held a kick-off meeting in Stockholm last week.

The EU-funded project is coordinated by the EISCAT Scientific Association and lasts for four years. The aim of the preparatory phase is to ensure that construction of the EISCAT_3D phased array radar system can begin immediately at the end of that period.

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a partner in the project.

Other partners are:
University of Oulu, Finland
Luleň University of Technology, Sweden
University of Troms°, Norway
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Swedish Research Council, Sweden
Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, Sweden
National Instruments, Belgium

More information about the kick-off and the EISCAT_3D project:

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The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute which conducts research and postgraduate education in atmospheric physics, space physics and space technology. Measurements are made in the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and around other planets with the help of ground-based equipment (including radar), stratospheric balloons and satellites. IRF was established (as Kiruna Geophysical Observatory) in 1957 and its first satellite instrument was launched in 1968. The head office is in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84░ N, 20.41░ E) and IRF also has offices in Umeň, Uppsala and Lund.