Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

International Incoherent Scatter Radar School
12th - 17th August 2019
Pikku-Syöte, Finland

The International EISCAT Radar School is a training course for new users of incoherent scatter radars at any stage of their research career. Participants should have a background in space physics, ionospheric pysics, plasma physics, or radar (radio science). The school will cover all essential aspects of the current incoherent scatter radar systems, including the science programme. An overview of the existing hardware and software was provided and future plans will be discussed, with an emphasis on phased array radars in preparation of EISCAT_3D.

The course will have a very strong emphasis on practicals, i.e. work in groups of participants on real data. There will be dedicated radar experiments for every group, and the groups will analyse their data and present their results under the guidance of an experienced team of instructors.

The school will be held at the nature resort Pikku-Syöte, about an hour and a half east of the city of Oulu during the week immediately preceeding the 19th International EISCAT Symposium, which will be held jointly with the 46th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods (46AM).

All three events are organised by the University of Oulu in co-operation between the Ionospheric Physics Group and Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory.


Application deadline: 26th May 2019 (apply here)

Notice of acceptance sent to participants: 15th June 2019

Local Organising Committee

Thomas Ulich (SGO, U Oulu, chair), Anita Aikio (Ionosph. Phys., U Oulu), Jyrki Manninen (SGO, U Oulu), Mikko Orispää (SGO), Heikki Vanhamäki (Ionosph. Phys., U Oulu), Ilkka Virtanen (Ionosph. Phys., U Oulu)


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