The construction of the most advanced 3D imaging radar system in the world has begun in Skibotn in northern Norway. This project is part of a major European research infrastructure entitled EISCAT_3D, and when fully implemented the new radar system will be able to study the upper atmosphere and the aurora in full 3D.
A few weeks ago (Sept 7) an EISCAT_3D Opening Event was held in both Tromsø and Storfjord, as well as some science planning sessions. Several BCSS members participated, including Dag Lorentzen and Lisa Baddeley from UNIS, and Kjellmar Oksavik and Therese Moretto Jørgensen from UiB. In the picture below, they are portrayed together with the EISCAT director Craig Heinselman. BCSS members enjoying the EISCAT 3D Opening Event. Copyright: Dr. Esa Turunen
Links to some media news regarding the EISCAT_3D Opening Event:
Also: Starting this Fall, Lisa Baddeley will take on a new responsibility within the EISCAT community as the Norwegian representative to the EISCAT Science Oversight/Advisory Committee (SAC).