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Nordic radar receives funding

The Academy of Finland has granted €12.8 million for the construction of the Eiscat 3D, a three-dimensional imaging radar system to be sited across Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The University of Oulu received €1.8m to build an Eiscat 3D site in Finland, the European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (Eiscat) said on 24 June. Earlier this month, the Research Council of Norway granted 288 million Norwegian kroner (€33m) to the project, which includes an antenna site in Skibotn, Norway. The other locations for the equipment are Bergfors in Sweden and Karesuvanto in Finland.

The Eiscat 3D, an infrastructure listed on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures roadmap, is intended to monitor the geospace environment and the Arctic atmosphere over the next 30 years. The project has received funding from the EU’s Framework 7 programme and the Swedish government.

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