Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Not the End

Today, on 30th September 2014, the preparatory phase project "EISCAT_3D – Europe's Next-Generation Radar for Atmospheric and Geospace Science" ends after four years. The project was funded by the European Commission under the Framework 7 programme. The results of the project are summarised in a set of Milestones and Deliverables, which are publicly available on the project web site.

The EISCAT Scientific Association will now continue the work towards securing funding for EISCAT_3D, and negotiations with interested parties are on-going. Given that funding is in place, EISCAT_3D will enter the implementation phase, the main tasks of which are to work with the relevant industries towards manufacturing of components, to acquire land and obtain permissions for construction, and to finalise the frequency allocation.

With the end of the current project, also this blog, which has been an independent community effort, is coming to an end, and the Twitter and Facebook feeds will not be updated anymore. We thank all our readers for their interest and all contributors for their input.

Please follow future updates on EISCAT and EISCAT_3D related developments on the respective web sites www.eiscat.se and www.eiscat3d.se, or indeed come and join us at the next EISCAT_3D User Meeting, which will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, 6th to 7th May 2015.

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