The 2014 ISR Summer School will be held at the Arecibo Observatory July 21 – July 26, inclusive. The school provides students with hands-on experience in designing and running experiments at incoherent scatter radar facilities. During this summer school, students will have the opportunity to run experiments with the Arecibo incoherent scatter radar (ISR) and use data from multiple ISR observatories, such as EISCAT, Poker Flat (PFISR), Millstone Hill, Resolute Bay (RISR), Sondrestrom, and Jicamarca. The school will be structured to provide presentations in the morning and hands-on experience in experiment design and analysis in the afternoons. The morning lectures will include an introduction to the theory of incoherent scatter, radar operations, ISR analysis techniques, and the Madrigal database. The afternoon exercises will involve working closely with ISR facility staff in the topic areas of: proposal design, experiment execution, and data analysis. All students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists from multiple institutions.

The ISR summer school is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and attendance is limited. For most students attending institutions within the United States, travel, housing and meals will be provided. For post-docs and students outside of the United States, funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students applying from EISCAT countries should visit here . Providing there is space, professors and other professionals are welcome to observe. Please email if you are interested in this option. All students who wish to apply for the ISR summer school must follow the application instructions: link)

The 2014 ISR summer school is a collaboration between the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT). The US portion of the school is sponsored by the NSF through its Geospace Facilities Program within the Geosciences Directorate and is organized by SRI International. For more information about the school, please contact .

The deadline for application submission is 03 March 2014.