The Sun in the Arctic is on the rise again, and the countdown is running! There are only nine months left before the end of the FP7 Preparatory Phase Project "EISCAT_3D: A European three-dimensional imaging radar for atmospheric and geospace research". Thus a lot of effort will go into drawing all the project results together, and further decisions will be made.
In 2013 EISCAT_3D received some initial funding from Sweden, and very encouraging signals from Norway and Finland. Further applications for funding are expected to be submitted in 2014.
The EISCAT_3D User Community will have its next meeting in Uppsala, Sweden, 12th to 14th May 2014. This meeting has become somewhat of a tradition already, since it has taken place every year since 2009. We very much encourage everyone interested in the future of EISCAT and EISCAT_3D to take part in this meeting, which will be the last User Meeting during the Preparatory Phase Project.
We are looking forward to an exciting year 2014, and wish all of you a very Happy New Year!