Welcome to the 18th EISCAT symposium which will be held from 26th to 30th May 2017 at National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan.
The EISCAT Scientific Association is an international research organization operating three incoherent scatter radar systems and an ionospheric heating facility in northern Scandinavia and Svalbard. The EISCAT radar systems have been widely used to study coupling processes in solar-terrestrial system, in particular, auroral and ionospheric physics and fundamental plasma physics. The EISCAT is funded and operated by research organizations of China, Finland, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom (collectively, the EISCAT Associates), and also France, Russia, South Korea, and Ukraine (as affiliate members). The EISCAT Associates organize a biennial scientific symposium, usually rotating between the member countries. The 18th EISCAT symposium will be held in connection with the JpGU-AGU joint meeting in Makuhari, Japan (from 21st to 25th May 2017) and the 15th MST (Mesosphere/Stratosphere/Troposphere) radar workshop to be held in NIPR.
2016/Jun/30 first circular
Important dates in 2017
2016-12: Pre-Registration and Abstract Submission open
2017-03: Pre-Registration finishes
2017-04: Release of Programs of presentation on the web
2017-05: Release of Abstract PDFs on the web
26 - 30 May, meeting days
Registration and its payment will start soon.Registration fee:
2017-05-26 (Fri): Registration and normal session
2017-05-27 (Sat): EISCAT and MST WS joint session
2017-05-28 (Sun): Excursion
2017-05-29 (Mon): Normal/joint session; Joint banquet in the evening
2017-05-30 (Tue): Normal session & closing
2017-05-31 (Wed): Kyoto city tour (option)
2017-06-01 (Thu): Tour to MU radar (option)
Plans of excursion
You can choose one of the following two plans!
Please note that excursion fee is charged extra (see below), not included in registration fee. In order to estimate the number of participants for each excursion, please fill out a questionnaire in the "Your personal information page" by 15 February, 2017. The registration page will be opened after 15 February, 2017.
Dynamic Tokyo -- This tour visits six popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo.
Fare: 13 000 YEN
Meeting time: 07:45
Meeting place: TBD
Transportation: By Bus
Estimated interval: 10.5 hours
Meal: Lunch included
Tachikawa (08:00) -> Tokyo Tower -> Happo-en garden (Japanese tea ceremony experience) -> (lunch) -> Imperial Palace Plaza -> Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa -> Sumida River cruising -> Ginza(See from the bus window) -> Tachikawa (18:30)
Historical Tokyo Sakagura -- This tour visits Ishikawa-Shuzo. Ishikawa-Shuzo is a sake brewery with a long and distinguished history.
Fare: 5000 YEN
Meeting time: 10:45
Meeting place: TBD
Transportation: By Train and on Foot
Transportation expenses: 340 YEN (Tachikawa-Haijima)
Estimated interval: 5 hours
Meal: Lunch included with Tokyo local beer and sake
Tachikawa (11:00) -> Ishikawa Shuzo(12:00-13:00) -> lunch (with beer and sake)(13:00-15:00) -> Tachikawa (16:00)
EISCAT-MST15/iMST2 joint banquet
Date: 29 May 2017
Time: after the session (to be announced later)
Venue: Tachikawa Grand Hotel
Transportation: LOC will arrange direct buses from NIPR to the hotel just after the last session.
Fee: The banquet and the bus fees are included in the registration fee.
Tour to MU Radar
This tour visits the middle and upper atmosphere radar (MU radar) that is a major observation facility in the Shigaraki MU Observatory of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University.
Date: 01 June 2017
Meeting time: 12:30
Meeting place: JR Kyoto station HACHIJO exit, in front of "AVANTI building"
Estimated interval: approx. 5 hours
- Please come to the meeting place (i.e., JR Kyoto Station) by yourself. Travel costs to and from the meeting place are to be covered by each participant individually.
- We prepare the round-trip shuttle bus (free) between the Kyoto station and the observatory.
- You can join this tour within one-day trip from Tachikawa.
* If you enjoy traveling in Japan, it is recommended to use a special fare plan for the travelers from overseas, called "Japan Rail Pass". The cost for a 7-day Japan Rail Pass (29,110 yen), for example, roughly corresponds to the cost of a single return trip from Tokyo to Kyoto by the Shinkansen.
* For further details please visit MST15/iMST2 HP.