Seminars

Arctic Science winter course visited the Space Campus in Kiruna

The Arctic Science winter course organised by Umeň University visited the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and the Space Campus in Kiruna for two days this week for lectures on space physics and atmospheric science in polar regions.

More information about the course: here

Participants in the Arctic Science winter course at the Space Campus in Kiruna, February 2011. Photo: Rick McGregor, IRF

Participants in the Arctic Science winter course at the Space Campus in Kiruna, February 2011. Photo: Rick McGregor, IRF

Created 2011-02-11 13:41:49 by Rick McGregor
Last changed 2011-02-11 13:41:49 by Rick McGregor

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.