EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase, which was held at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna, from 11th to 13th October 2011. The EISCAT Headquarters are located at IRF.
Presentations were given on all aspects of the project, from science planning to software development, while around a third of the meeting was devoted to open discussions about the first year’s activities and plans for future work. Splinter meetings on the second afternoon focused especially on the development of the Performance Specification and on the progress of the site selection task. The programme and presentations from the meeting can be found on-line.
Photo: EISCAT Scientific Association. Text: Ian McCrea, RAL, U.K.