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
2017/Feb/14 Deadline of abstract submission was extended.
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
You can make registration and its payment via this web page.
If you have already made your account for the EISCAT18 and MST15/iMST2, please visit here.Registration fee (online):
For oral presentation:
The time allocated for each speaker includes a 3-minute question and answer.
LOC staff prepares a laptop (Windows OS) for oral presentations in the Auditorium. Authors are kindly asked to upload your presentation file to the laptop in advance (during coffee break or lunch). Authors are able to use their own laptop with Mac or Linux OS if necessary.
For poster presentation:
Poster board size: 1170 mm (Height) x 870 mm (Width)
(B1 size (1030 mm (H) x 728 mm (W)) is recommended.)
At the session room (Auditorium), you can drink only water from a plastic bottle.
2017-05-26 (Fri): Registration and normal session
2017-05-27 (Sat): EISCAT and MST WS joint session 1
2017-05-28 (Sun): Excursion
2017-05-29 (Mon): Joint session 2; Joint banquet in the evening
2017-05-30 (Tue): Normal/joint session & closing
2017-05-31 (Wed): (session of MST WS)
2017-06-01 (Thu): Tour to MU radar/JMA (option)
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.
Tour to Japan Meteorological Agency--> Cancelled!
This tour visits the Japan Meteorological Agency. You can visit the operational center for forecast and observation, and the meteorological museum.
Date: 01 June 2017
Meeting time: 10:00
Meeting place: Lobby of Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) 1st floor
Estimated interval: approx. 1.5 hours
- Please come to the meeting place by yourself. Travel costs to and from the meeting place are to be covered by each participant individually.
- It takes about one hour from Tachikawa station by train.
- For further details please visit here.
-For those who traveling to/from Haneda Airport:
Limousine bus is the most simple way. It takes about 70-100 minutes depending on traffic. On your return, the first bus leaves Tachikawa station at 4:20AM and arrives at Narita Airport at 5:30AM, followed by 5:05AM, 5:35AM, 6:05AM... If you prefer trains, Keikyu Line and Tokyo Monorail run between Haneda Airport and central Tokyo. In either way, you need to transfer twice and it takes about 90 minutes.
Presentation will be held at NIPR auditorium (on the 2nd floor),
Multipurpose Conference room (on the 3rd floor), and
ISM Seminor Room (on the 3rd floor) (All of them are located in the NIPR main building.)
FYI: Address of NIPR is "10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan"