From the SGO website...
In the near future the EISCAT Scientific Association will face a major instrumental upgrade with the ESFRI Roadmap project "EISCAT_3D: A European Three-Dimensional Imaging Radar for Atmospheric and Geospace Research."
EISCAT, in co-operation with the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, will run a training course for new users of the EISCAT radars, from 27th August to 1st September, 2012 (Monday to Saturday). The training course will be held at Sodankylä, where one of the EISCAT UHF remote sites is located.
The course will cover all essential aspects of the current EISCAT systems, including the science programme. An overview of the existing hardware and software will be provided and future plans will be discussed, with a strong emphasis on EISCAT_3D.
The course will have a very strong emphasis on practicals, i.e. work in groups of participants on real data. There will be a dedicated radar experiment for every group, and the groups will then analyse their data and present their results under the guidance of an experienced team of instructors.
The deadline for registration is 12th July 2012.
For more details, see: http://www.sgo.fi/Events/RS2012/