The opening event for the construction of the first stage of the EISCAT_3D

The opening event for the construction of the first stage of the EISCAT_3D system took place at UiT in Tromsø and in Storfjord. Anne Husebekk, the university rector, greeted us all welcome and Ingrid Mann, the leader of the Norwegian project consortium, presented a general overview of the EISCAT_3D project. This was followed by short addresses from representatives of the EISCAT associate countries and the EISCAT director detailed the technical implementation of the EISCAT_3D system. The official opening ceremony for the project was held at the Skibotn field station and included speeches by Knut Jentoft, the mayor of Storfjord municipality.