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EISCAT_3D: A European three-dimensional imaging radar for atmospheric and geospace research (Preparatory Phase)

Objective

EISCAT_3D is a next generation incoherent scatter radar system for high-latitude atmosphere and geospace studies that will be built in northern Fenno-Scandinavia. The facility will consist of multiple large phased-array antenna transmitters/receivers in three countries, comprising tens of thousands of individual antenna elements. The new radars will collect data from the upper stratosphere to the magnetosphere and beyond, contributing to the basic, environmental and applied science that underpins the use of space by contemporary society. EISCAT_3D's capabilities go beyond anything currently available to the international research community and will constitute a valuable scientific resource for the European Research Area.

Located in the auroral zone at the edge of the northern polar vortex, EISCAT_3D will provide long-term continuous data for scientists studying global change, measuring the effects of man-made and natural variability on the middle and upper atmosphere. Its observations will underpin space weather prediction and monitoring, essential for the operation and the improved service of European space assets. In addition EISCAT_3D will facilitate studies of solar system influences on the terrestrial environment, such as solar wind, meteors, dust, energetic particles and cosmic rays, in collaboration with other research infrastructures.

The Preparatory Phase will resolve the remaining legal, financial and technical questions which must be addressed before the construction of EISCAT_3D.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Coordinator

EISCAT SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION
Address
Rymdcampus 1
981 92 Kiruna
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 243 414,88
Administrative Contact
Henrik Andersson (Mr.)

Participants (8)

OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 142 085,12
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leila Risteli (Dr.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 748 937,43
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrica Lång (Ms.)
INSTITUTET FOR RYMDFYSIK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 353 137,79
Address
Po Box 812
98128 Kiruna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Freiner (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 316 926,20
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angelique Prick (Dr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 175,43
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tony Wells (Mr.)
VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 55 463,41
Address
Vastra Jarnvagsgatan 3
111 64 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomas Andersson (Dr.)
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS BELGIUM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 262 290,40
Address
Ikaroslaan 13
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bence áts (Dr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 75 796,96
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Lindqvist (Mrs.)