From the local organising committee: We are sorry to inform you that ISARRA 2022 at Andøya Space had to be cancelled. We are sorry for the short notice and more information will be available soon.
The 8th ISARRA conference is held at Andøya Space, in close collaboration with the Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen.
The ISARRA conference is organised by members of the society, to provide a discussion forum for scientific and educational groups. The participants will be given the opportunity to report both on their latest achievements and on future plans in the various scientific and technical fields.
The abstracts will be published digitally.
The scientific committee consists of:
- Phil Anderson, Scottish Association for Marine Science
- Gijs de Boer, CIRES, University of Colorado
- Andreea Calcan, Institute for Aerospace Research, Romania
- Michael Gausa, Andøya Space Science and Technology
- Richard Hann, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU
- Stephan Kral, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen
- Victoria Natalie, Unmanned Systems Research Institute, Oklahoma State University
- Joachim Reuder, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen
- Suzanne Weaver Smith, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky
- Rune Storvold, Observing Systems, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre
- Burkhard Wrenger, University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Andøya airport (ANX) is located in the town center of Andenes. Widerøe has daily flights from Tromsø and Bodø to Andøya. SAS and Norwegian have flights from Oslo to both Tromsø and Bodø.
An alternative is Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes (EVE). However, this requires an about 3 hour (scenic) trip by car, or a 5 hour bus tour. NB! be sure to catch a connection to Andenes in Sortland, due to few daily connections.
Rent a car
Avis: + 47 76 14 15 65
Hertz: + 47 76 11 07 17
Andøy Taxi: +47 76 14 12 00
Andøya Space offers accommodation facilities for the participants.
Here you can stay at the same place where the conference is being held. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues at breakfast and in the evening.
Please note that there are a limited number of rooms available.
In the nearby towns of Andenes and Bleik there are several hotels, Airbnb, and cabins by the seafront.
Please note that if you choose to stay at a hotel in Andenes, you need to arrange your own transportation to the conference location.
Andøya is the northernmost island in the Vesterålen archipelago. The island with its varied landscapes is surrounded by mountains and ocean, 300 km above the Arctic Circle. Andøya offers midnight sun in the summertime, and Aurora Borealis throughout the winter.
The climate on Andøya is strongly influenced by the nearby Gulf Stream, and the temperatures in winter rarely drop below –10°C. In summer 20°C is not unusual. However, due to coastal variating weather conditions, we recommend bringing clothing that can withstand both wind and rain to achieve the best possible experience of our spectacular island. Andøya is a famous tourist destination. You can find out more at Visit Andoy.
About Andøya Space
Andøya Space AS is a public company offering services for atmosphere scientists, using sounding rockets and ground-based measurements. Andøya was chosen as the launch site for the first civilian Norwegian suborbital research rocket, which launched on August 18th, 1962.
From there Andøya Space was created, and has since expanded to include the Alomar Observatory – an international recognised atmosphere observatory – as well as technology testing services and commercial drone services. The company is now creating a launch service for small satellites. Andøya Space also aquired a manned, twin-engine aircraft for surveillance and research.
Director of Research & Development
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+ 47 76 14 44 00
Project Manager Science & Technology
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