Incoherent scatter radar probing of the upper atmosphere is going through a major resurgence with several new generation radars being built and planned. The new generation radars will have radically improved spatial and temporal resolution and
will provide volumetric imaging of our near-Earth environment.
In the European sector, the EISCAT incoherent scatter radars and ionospheric heating facility are used for fundamental
research of the upper atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere
at auroral and polar cap latitudes. Papers will describe
highlights from the present radar systems, especially those that emphasize questions to be addressed by the new facilities in the future.
Results from one of the most powerful and accurate
remote sensing techniques of near Earth space. A new generation of radars is being built and planned using many advanced, modern and diverse technologies.