Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory


Application deadline: 26th May 2019

Registration fee: 340 EUR.

Application period has ended.

We will notify you of our decision before 15th June 2019. If you are accepted for the school, you will receive a link to accept your place (within 7 days) in the school and pay the registration fee. NOTE: you will have to accept the place within one week, otherwise we will pass it on to the next on the waiting list!

Please check the privacy policy before applying for the school.


What's included?

The registration fee includes the following:

  • Many comprehensive lectures given by experts in the field with years of experience as instructors of radar schools,
  • Supervised work in small groups,
  • A real radar experiment for each group, where you get to dicide how to run one of the EISCAT radars,
  • Supervised analysis of your group's radar data and use of other space weather data to complete the picture,
  • Presentation of the results by your group for all participants of the school,


  • Transfer from Oulu to Pikku-Syöte by coach (departure Monday, 09:00 from Oulu),
  • Accommodation in a shared (2-4 person) room Monday to Saturday (5 nights),
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from lunch on Monday to lunch on Saturday,
  • Coffee breaks,
  • Excursion on Wednesday afternoon to the nature centre and to a nature trail in the national park,
  • Conference dinner on Wednesday evening,
  • Transfer from Pikku-Syöte to Oulu on Saturday afternoon (arrival latest 17:00 at Oulu).

The exact programme of the radar school will be provided in due time, but you can use the timetable and structure of previous schools (example 2016) as a rough guideline on what's on offer. Note that the curriculum is roughly as before, but exact lecture titles and lecturers have not been confirmed yet. Watch this space!



Financial Support for Participation

Unfortunately we do not provide individual financial support. We do not have any funding for that. All the funding we have can be used only for “common goods”, which apply to all students. For example, we pay for the travel cost of the teachers and rent lecture rooms, but we cannot cover expenses for individual students. We know that this is tricky and makes it very hard for some to attend the school, but we just don’t have such funding.

Last modified: 23 July 2019, 09:29:23.