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EISCAT Radar School 2024

12 August - 16 August

EISCAT Radar School

The International EISCAT Radar School will be held August 12–16, 2024, at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Finland. The school in 2024 is organized by UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the international EISCAT Scientific Association.

The EISCAT school will teach about essential aspects of the EISCAT radar systems. An introduction to ionospheric physics, incoherent scatter radar measurements, and radio wave interactions with plasma will be provided. The hardware and software of EISCAT systems will be discussed, with some emphasis on EISCAT 3D. Tips on analysing and working with the data will be given and the participants will run their own radar experiment in a hands-on exercise.

An excursion to the EISCAT 3D radar site is planned for the school.

The lecturers at the school consist of members of the EISCAT user community and EISCAT staff. The in-person school will provide opportunities for the attendees to network with others in the incoherent scatter and ionospheric science community, while learning about the EISCAT radar systems.

When and where

August 12–16, 2024
Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Kilpisjärvi, Finland


There are limited spots available, so it is recommended to register early. No registration deadline is currently assigned.

Accommodations and travel

Rooms are reserved in the Kilpisjärvi Biological Research Station for the school from August 11–17, 2024. Dual occupancy rooms are reserved for students at a cost of approximately 600 euros for each student (Sunday-Saturday, Aug. 11-17), with meals included. There is no registration fee.

Travel to the Kilpisjärvi research station, Finland, will be discussed with each registrant for the school. Tromsø, Norway, has a public bus route that leaves Monday morning (August 12) and arrives at the station before lunch and the start of the school. The public bus route leaves Kilpisjärvi in the early evening on August 16 to return to Tromsø.

Best regards,
The Organizing Committee

Devin Huyghebaert (UiT, Norway)
Thomas Ulich (EISCAT)
Ingrid Mann (UiT, Norway)
Yasunobu Ogawa (NIPR, Japan)


12 August
16 August
Event Category:


EISCAT Scientific Association
Universitetet i Tormsø
National Institute of Polar Research