Wednesday, 10 April 2013

EISCAT Peer-Review Programme: Radar Time Available for Anyone

The EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2013, by individual scientists, research groups, and consortia throughout the world on equal, competitive basis. This means that anyone can apply, independent of whether or not the applicant is from an EISCAT associate country.

While evaluations are merit based, in the case of two applications having similar merits in evaluation, preference will be given either to those applicants who are new to the EISCAT facilities, in order to enlarge the EISCAT user community and further more open access to the facilities, or to the applicant showing stronger educational impact in their proposal.

EISCAT is aiming to establish closer ties with the users of incoherent scatter radars (ISR) worldwide and bring in new users, young scientists, postdocs, and students who have not used the EISCAT facilities in the past.  The EISCAT International Symposium, which will take place 12th to 16th August 2013, will also aim to reach similar goals of bringing ISR users from around the world to interact more closely and collaborate.

The present call is the second call for 2013. In total, 200 hours of experiment time are open for international, peer-reviewed competition, and are available for the use of any of the current EISCAT facilities. Roughly half of this time has been allocated during the first call.

Please refer to EISCAT's pages on the Peer-Review Programme and in particular to the definition of the call for more information.

The deadline for proposals is 1st May 2013 at 24:00 UTC.

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