Commentary by Ray Greenwald appears in Special Issue of EOS: 'Earth and Space Science is Essential for Society'By: miker on: Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 11:46 AM EDT (45 Reads)
On the occasion of Earth Day 2017 and the March for Science, a collection of Commentaries has been published on-line in the journals of the American Geophysical Union in recognition of the benefits of research in the Earth and space sciences for humanity. SuperDARN founder Ray Greenwald has contributed an article to Radio Science entitled 'The importance of international collaboration in space research'. Ray's article can be accessed at
The link to the home page for the collection is
Early registration deadline approaches (April 28) for the 2017 SuperDARN Workshop in Tuscany, Italy, June 4-9, 2017By: miker on: Mon., Apr. 10, 2017 05:34 PM EDT (679 Reads)
Dr. Federica Marcucci has announced that the web site is open for the 2017 SuperDARN Workshop which will be held at Palazzo Chigi Zondadari in San Quirico D'Orcia (SI) - Italy, June 4-9, 2017. The meeting will be hosted by the the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS) of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). The link is http://www.iaps.inaf.it/sz/SD2017/
Abstract deadline: April 14, 2017
Early Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
Note: On the registration form in the field for 'Vat Number' non-EU members enter 'N/A'
Photo: A panorama of the walled town of San Quirico D'Orcia
By: ksterne on: Mon., Apr. 10, 2017 02:00 PM EDT (98 Reads)
By: miker on: Fri., Apr. 07, 2017 11:06 AM EDT (146 Reads)
The popular 'Flags' map showing the national affiliations of the SuperDARN radar sites has been updated to include Buckland Park (Australia), Hokkaido West (Japan), and Longyearbyen (Norway). The national funding agencies of ten countries now contribute to the operation of the SuperDARN collaboration.
Access the Flags map, fields of view map, and other resources via the 'Maps/Tables/Links' menu item or click http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Radar+Overview
Image credit: Muhammad Rafiq (VT)
By: miker on: Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 05:14 PM EDT (693 Reads)
Yoshi Miyoshi (ERG Project Scientist) and Iku Shinohara (ERG Project Manager) report that the ERG (Arase) satellite has now been in full operation since March 24. The press release has been out on March 29 at http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/topics/000920.html
The Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite mission was launched on December 20, 2016 with an Epsilon rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. The aim of the mission is to study Earth's radiation belts. Coordinated operations are planned with the SuperDARN radars. Shortly after launch the satellite was officially nicknamed "ARASE", which is a Japanese word for a river raging with rough water and also the name of a river close to the Uchinoura Space Center.
Photo credit: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency