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Call for EISCAT Peer-reviewed Program experiment proposals 2011

EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2011, by individual scientists, research groups, and consortia throughout the world on equal, competitive basis. This opportunity opens in total 200 h of experiment time for international, peer-reviewed competition, and is available for the use of any of the current EISCAT facilities. Successful applicants will be awarded time on the facilities based on the scientific merit of their applications. Assistance with observing programs and data analysis will be provided. Please, if you are unfamiliar with EISCAT, contact us via the email address given below, and we will be happy to assist you, by advising you on the technical aspects of your proposal. We welcome applications both by young and established researchers.


Applications for EISCAT PP time should be sent to Dr. Ingemar Häggström, by email to:, to arrive no later than at 24:00 UTC on the submission deadline date. A confirmation of reception will be sent to the contact e-mail address provided in the application.

Submission deadlines

EISCAT PP experiment applications are considered during two rounds for experiments to be conducted during 2011. The first two closing dates for submissions are: -1 December, 2010. -1 May, 2011. Submission for a given deadline implies that the observations are requested to be initially scheduled during the 6 month period which starts in January or July, 1 or 2 months after the respective deadline. Please, note that in general EISCAT experiments for a given month are scheduled latest by the 10th of the preceding month.

Application contents

Applications should consist of 2 parts, A) a free-form 2-4 page science description to concentrate on the scientific value of the proposed work, and B) a standard 1-2 page form to define experiment.

For more information concerning the application contents, review process and scheduling, see:

Dr. Esa Turunen Director, EISCAT Scientific Association P. O. Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden gsm: +46702094384 office: +4698079153 fax: +4698079159 e-mail:

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