Friday, 30 March 2012

EISCAT SOC is meeting in Tromsø, Norway

Currently, the EISCAT Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC) is meeting in Tromsø, Norway, hosted by Cesar La Hoz of the University of Tromsø. The meeting began on 29th March in the morning, and it will end by lunch today, 30th March 2012.

Of the many topics discussed in this meeting, the most prominent are:

  • The next International EISCAT Symposium will be held at Lancaster, UK, 12th-16th August 2013. Note that the name was changed from "workshop" to "symposium" in order to reflect the nature of the meeting better and to set it apart from the NSF AMISR Workshops, which, in fact, are radar schools.
  • The next International EISCAT Radar School will take place in Sodankylä, Finland, 26th August to 1st September 2012. The announcement will be published shortly.
  • Swedish Delegate Stephan Buchert, who is organising the EISCAT_3D User Meeting in Uppsala, Sweden, 23rd - 25th May 2012, pointed out that it is time to reserve accommodation in Uppsala soon, because hotels are often sold out very early in Uppsala. See also the announcement and the web site.
  • The deadline for submitting proposals for the EISCAT Peer-Review Programme is on 1st May 2012 (see here). Everyone, can submit proposals for using EISCAT radar time under this scheme, and we especially invite proposals from young scientists and non-EISCAT associate countries. However, also scientists from EISCAT associate countries are welcome to apply.
Participants in the SOC meetings (from left in the photo) are Wu Jun, Yasunobu Ogawa, Mike Rietveld, Erhan Kudeki, Mike Kosch, Cesar La Hoz, Ingemar Häggström, Thomas Ulich, Ingrid Mann, Alexander Koloskov, Stephan Buchert, Esa Turunen. Also present in yesterday's session were Asgeir Brekke, Unni-Pia Løvhaug, Tom Grydeland, and Magnar Johnson.

With best regards from Tromsø, we wish all of you a very good weekend!

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