The meeting site is located in southern Tuscany about 20 km from Siena.

For a discussion of local attractions see

https://www.discovertuscany.com/valdorcia/san-quirico-d-orcia.html(external link)

Synopsis of the SuperDARN Workshop:

The SuperDARN Workshop has been held annually since the inception of the SuperDARN collaboration in the 1990s. The meeting is hosted by one of the collaborating institutions and is usually held over a Monday-Friday period at the end of May or early June. The program for the first day reviews the status of the radars, new projects, and introduces technical issues for wider consideration by the SuperDARN participants. The scientific program then begins with discussion of topics of particular interest to SuperDARN researchers including presentations by outside scientists and collaborators. Over the course of the week time is allotted for the Working Groups to meet separately and discuss issues such as radar scheduling, software distribution, and coordination with spacecraft missions. The SuperDARN Executive committee, consisting of the PIs of the participating groups, meets towards the middle of the week. The proceedings are concluded on Friday with a wrap-up by the Chair of the PI committee (Prof. Mark Lester, Leicester University). Besides the formal proceedings, excursions and a banquet are arranged to give participants a chance for more relaxed discussions against scenic backdrops.

The 2017 SuperDARN Workshop was held June 4-9 at San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy and hosted by the the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS) of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). See the workshop website at http://www.iaps.inaf.it/sz/SD2017.(external link)

The 2016 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Fairbanks, Alaska and hosted by the SuperDARN group at University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information see the SuperDARN 2016 Workshop web page at
http://superdarn2016.gi.alaska.edu(external link)

The 2015 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Leicester and hosted by the SuperDARN group at Leicester University. For more information see the SuperDARN 2015 Workshop web page at
https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/research/rspp/sd/superdarn-2015/sd2015(external link)

The 2014 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Norway) and hosted by the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).

The 2013 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Canada) May 26-31 and hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (Dr. Kathryn Williams).

The 2012 SuperDARN Workshop was held at Shanghai May 27-June 1 and hosted by the Polar Research Institute of China.