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History of Geo- and Space Sciences An open-access journal
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Volume 2, issue 2
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 2, 123-128, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-2-123-2011
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Special issue: The history of ionospheric radars

Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 2, 123-128, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-2-123-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  19 Dec 2011

19 Dec 2011

History of EISCAT – Part 2: The early history of EISCAT in Finland

J. Oksman J. Oksman
  • Professor emeritus of the University of Oulu, Finland

Abstract. The idea of a Nordic incoherent scatter facility, proposed by Bengt Hultqvist, was for the first time discussed among representatives of the three Nordic countries Norway, Sweden and Finland in 1969 in Oulu, Finland. In the years to follow, when other countries joined in and the plans of the facility to be built gradually received concrete forms, Finland participated in the planning work, in spite of the large costs to be expected. When in negotiations with the Nordic partners in 1975 the share of Finland in EISCAT was reduced to five per cent and when the existing facilities and personnel at Sodankylä could be taken into account in the Finnish share, the Academy of Finland was finally ready to join EISCAT.

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