EISCAT_3D User Meeting: Uppsala, 28-29 May 2009

May 25, 2009
Currently the EU, EISCAT, the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory (UK), the University of Tromsø (Norway), the Luleå Technical University (Sweden), and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Sweden) are financing and undertaking the EISCAT-3D design study. A user meeting will take place May 28-29 in Uppsala, Sweden, in order to present the results of the Design Study to EISCAT users. We will also discuss the science applications of EISCAT-3D as well as the next steps in the project.

The workshop will have the Beurlingsroom on the ground floor of the Ångströmlaboratoriet of the Uppsala University.

Programme summary:

May 28, Thursday
08:30-11:30 Presentation of the EISCAT 3D Design Study – The Design Study team
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-17:30 Users present science applications of EISCAT 3D. Confirmed speakers: Mike Kosch, Anita Aikio, Ingrid Sandahl, Stephan Buchert, Thomas Ulich, Jurgen Röttger, Esa Turunen, Antti Kero, Thomas Leyser, Mike Rietveld, John Kelly, Markku Lehtinen, Ilkka Virtanen, Asta Pellinen-Wannberg, Juha Vierinen, Pravas Mahapatra
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
18:30-19:30 Gathering at the University Museum Gustavianmum, guided tour, followed by dinner in a nearby restaurant.

May 29, Friday
9:00-9:30 Current national funding applications towards EISCAT 3D
9:30-10:30 Open discussion
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Summary and next steps

The web-site of the User Meeting:
http://www.space.irfu.se/workshops/EISCAT-3D_User2009/

The presentations at the EISCAT_3D user meeting:

  • The EISCAT_3D Project – Gudmund Wannberg
  • Antenna Front End Design and Timing Concepts – Jonny Johansson
  • EISCAT_3D Digital Beam-Forming and Multi-Beaming – Walter Puccio
  • Aperture Synthesis Imaging Radar, ASIR – Cesar La Hoz
  • EISCAT_3D Data System: Specifications and Possible Solutions – Ian McCrea
  • EISCAT_3D Science Ideas – Mike Kosch
  • Challenges of Auroral Research: Research Topics from the Finnish EISCAT User Community – Anita Aikio
  • Ground-based Infrastructure for Auroral Studies – Ingrid Sandahl
  • Imaging Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Coupling – Stephan Buchert
  • Space Environment Monitoring in the European Arctic – Thomas Ulich
  • Lower and Middle Atmosphere Science Applications with EISCAT_3D – Jürgen Röttger
  • Does Solar Variability Affect the Climate?: Role of High-energy Particle Precipitation – Esa Turunen
  • EISCAT_3D and the D-region – Antti Kero
  • Examples of Radar Imaging Needs in HF-pumped Plasma Turbulence Research – Thomas Leyser
  • EISCAT_3D and Active Ionospheric Experiments – Michael Rietveld
  • Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar Program Characterizing EISCAT_3D – John Kelly
  • State of the Art in IS Experiment Design with Implications on the EISCAT_3D Plans – Markku Lehtinen
  • General-purpose IS Experiments – Ilkka Virtanen
  • Solar System Dust Studies with Future EISCAT_3D – Asta Pellinen-Wannberg
  • Several Uses for EISCAT_3D – Juha Vierinen
  • Considerations for Diversification of EISCAT Observational Capabilities – Pravas Mahapatra
  • Presentation on the Swedish National Infrastructure Proposal – Asta Pellinen-Wannberg

Documents related can be found here.