Registration details:

Early bird registration by April 27, 2016: USD$510

On-site registration and online registration after April 27, 2016: USD$620

Guests: USD$230

Partial support for eligible student participants has been announced; the deadline for application is May 1, 2016. For info click on link)

(Students-presenters will be reimbursed either full or most of the registration fee depending on demand.)

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 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 link)

Items of interest regarding Fairbanks:

- latitude is almost 65 deg > expect a lot of daylight during the Workshop
- city population is 32k, population of Fairbanks North Start Borough is 101k
- home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, oldest of Alaska's universities
- founded in 1901 with a trading post and soon settled by gold prospectors
- named after Charles W. Fairbanks, a Republican senator from Indiana and later a Vice President
- the Chena river flows through it and merges with the Tanana river
- the mountains of the Alaska Ranges are visible from the city on a clear day
- the highest mountain in North America, now named Denali (formerly Mount McKinley), is located in the Alaska Range and rises to 20,156 feet (6,144 m). It is the centerpiece of the Denali National Park and Preserve.

Items of interest regarding the Geophysical Institute:

- located on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
- currently counts 257 affiliated faculty and staff and 83 students
- conducts research on Space physics and aeronomy, Tectonics & sedimentation, Volcanology, Atmospheric sciences, Remote sensing, Seismology & geodesy, Snow, ice & permafrost
- instructs students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- manages facilities of national significance such as the Poker Flat Research Range and now the
High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
- maintains an extensive trail system to facilitate nearby outdoor adventure

>>> First Circular Announcement (posted to SPA Newsletter on Jan 11, 2016):

MEETING: SuperDARN Workshop 2016 - First Circular, 29 May - 3 June 2016, Fairbanks, Alaska

From: Roman Makarevich (rmakarevich at

The Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) Workshop 2016 will be held
May 29 - June 3, 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska, US. The annual SuperDARN
Workshop brings together a broad spectrum of scientists, students, and
engineers from over 10 countries to discuss new research results in
magnetospheric, ionospheric, and upper atmospheric physics, review technical
and data analysis developments, and coordinate the network operations and
sharing of the data. Contributions are welcome on any subject of interest to
the community, not necessarily limited to research undertaken with
SuperDARN. In 2016, the SuperDARN Workshop will be hosted by the Geophysical
Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The webpage for the
Workshop, located at link) contains important
information on travel, accomodations, and a provisional program. For any
other queries, contact Roman Makarevich .

Abstract submission deadline: 11 April 2016
Accommodation reservation deadline: 27 April 2016
Registration deadline: 27 April 2016

I am pleased to announce that, thanks to generous support from NSF, we are able to offer partial support of student participation in the meeting for eligible student participants. The details are given at the Workshop webpage link) and below. The deadline for student applications is May 1, 2016.


Eligibility: A student will need to present a paper at the meeting (either oral or poster) to be eligible for support.

Application deadline: May 1, 2016

Application: To receive support,

· submit an abstract as a presenting author (click here)

· fill a W-9 form (click here to download pdf link) for U.S. participants or form W-8BEN ( for international participants.

· send the filled form to the UAF GI event coordinator, Lea Gardine, NO LATER THAN May 1, 2016

· attend and present the paper at the Workshop

If you have any questions about the forms or application process, contact the UAF GI event coordinator (uaf-gi-events at or +1-907-474-7664).

Support amount and coverage: The amount of support for each student will depend on the number of student applicants. It is anticipated that a significant portion or all of the meeting registration fees will be covered. In the event of fewer than 20 students applying we will be able to reimburse a portion of the accommodation costs up to a total of $1200 per student (including the registration fee).

Payments: U.S. participants will receive a check during the workshop and international participants will be contacted for routing information to receive an online transfer immediately following the workshop, unless other arrangements are made in advance.


Best Regards,