UK Research Councils (RCUK) has published a new strategic framework document for investment in research infrastructure, called “Investing for Growth: Capital Infrastructure for the 21st Century”, and EISCAT_3D is included as one of the proposed projects. The new document is intended to provide a context for Research Councils to make strategic capital investment decisions in order to retain and develop UK national capability, and continue to lead in global science and research, and was launched by the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, last month at the Royal Society.
Being part of this document is obviously a step forward in securing a future UK investment in EISCAT_3D, and we would particularly like to thank the UK EISCAT Council member, Michael Schultz, for securing the inclusion of our project.
The references to EISCAT are on page 23 of the framework document, which can be found at here.
Text: Ian McCrea.