The SuperDARN 2016 Workshop will be held at Fairbanks, Alaska on May 29 - June 3, hosted by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Scientists, students, and engineers will gather to discuss radar operations and shared research interests. The organizer for the meeting is Roman Makarevich and the UAF SuperDARN PI is Bill Bristow. The webpage for the Workshop is located at http://superdarn2016.gi.alaska.edu(external link)
Note the following deadlines:
Abstracts: April 11, 2016 ..... Accommodation & Registration: April 27, 2016
New: Registration for the SuperDARN Workshop 2016 is now open. Details and link are given at: http://superdarn2016.gi.alaska.edu/#Registration(external link)

Van Allen Probes mission enters extended phase, MMS and ERG satellite missions on track

By: miker  on: Mon., Mar. 28, 2016 04:20 AM EDT  (206 Reads)
An EOS Buzz article by Sasha Ukhorskiy and colleagues at JHU/APL and NASA/GSFC summarizes the accomplishments of the Van Allen Probes prime mission and describes the science objectives of the extended mission (begun on November 1, 2015) and connections to the NASA MMS and JAXA ERG missions. Note that the sunspot number peaked in April 2014 and we are now in the declining phase of the solar cycle. See https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/153ad3d831ac2cf3(external link)
SuperDARN is running modes in support of the satellite missions as described in this earlier article: http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=224(external link)

Picture credit: Artist's rendering of the twin Van Allen probes from the EOS Buzz article

Dome C East radar in Antarctica returns to operation after successful trip

By: miker  on: Fri., Feb. 19, 2016 03:06 PM EST  (348 Reads)
News item from Maria Federica Marcucci: A power line failure at Dome C at the end of July 2015 brought down radar operations and subjected the equipment to -60C temperatures. David Biondi (INAF-IAPS) and Enrico Simeoli (CNR-Reti e Sistemi Informativi) have travelled to Dome C and brought the radar back to life. As of January 2, 2016 the radar is once again contributing to the SuperDARN data stream.

Congratulations, David and Enrico! (Pictured here at the site, David on the right)

To view Frederica's full report click 'Read More'.
To view daily summaries of Dome C East and other southern hemisphere radar data, click on the 'Quick Browse / Daily Multi-Radar Plots' link or click on
http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Latest+Data(external link)

SuperDARN Supports Multiple Campaigns

By: ksterne  on: Thu., Nov. 05, 2015 02:45 PM EST  (696 Reads)
Starting in late September 2015, SuperDARN started a new campaign in order to support data being collected on the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission launched by NASA. In addition, the SuperDARN network has been scheduling modes to support new-moon periods over North America to collaborate with all-sky imagers in this area. Lastly, the SuperDARN network continues to identify and schedule periods where the Van Allen probe footprints are within SuperDARN radar field-of-views.

For a link to the web site for the Spacecraft Working Group click here
http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Spacecraft+Working+Group&no_bl=y(external link)

New Institute for Nagoya-based SuperDARN researchers

By: miker  on: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015 03:01 PM EDT  (901 Reads)
Effective, October 1, 2015, The institute previously known as the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory of Nagoya University has been replaced by a new institute called

Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University

The institute director is Prof. Shinobu Machida. The short form of the institute name is ISEE. The web page for the new institute can be found at http://www.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/index.html(external link)

We congratulate our SuperDARN colleagues on their appointments to the new institute!


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Program Available for the 2015 SuperDARN Workshop at Leicester, UK

By: miker  on: Tue., May 12, 2015 08:01 AM EDT  (2579 Reads)
The 2015 SuperDARN Workshop will be held in Leicester, UK, June 1-5, 2015. More than 70 scientists, students, and engineers will gather to discuss radar operations and shared research interests. The Workshop is being hosted by the University of Leicester SuperDARN research group, Prof. Mark Lester, PI. The workshop program has been posted and recently revised at
https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/research/rspp/sd/superdarn-2015/sd2015(external link)
Accommodation at College Court can be purchased when registering for the meeting.

Pictured: Fielding Johnson Building of the University of Leicester, built in 1837.
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