EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

OPEN Call for Transnational Access to European Aquatic Mesocosm Facilities in 2020

The EU Research Infrastructure project AQUACOSM has opened the 3rd CALL for Transnational Access to fund participation or leadership of mesocosm experiments in 2020. We open for access to more than 33 aquatic mesocosm facilities, located at 15 AQUACOSM partners throughout Europe. In total AQUACOSM offers more than 11500 person-days of TA between Jan 2018 and Oct 2020. This CALL opens for >3800 person days of Transnational Access in 2020.

AQUACOSM offers funding for mesocosm experiments through a unique collaborative international project, representing a full cross section of Aquatic Ecosystems. The ecosystems represents a range from freshwater to estuarine and marine systems, covering the Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean and beyond, from mountains to lowlands spanning from ultra-oligotrophic to hyper-eutrophic conditions, including benthic and pelagic systems.

AQUACOSM specifically aims to promote effective international scientific collaboration and technological knowledge transfer across traditional barriers between regions, countries and traditionally separated science disciplines, such a marine and freshwater research. As up to 20% of the funded participants may be from countries outside the European Union and its associated member states it also represents a truly world-wide opportunity!

Deadline for TA application is postponed to 12th November 2019 before 13:00 CET.

More information on TA opportunities, planned experiments, open time slots and the application process is available at and


Contact of TA-team: TA(at)

Dr. Stella A. Berger
Leader of the AQUACOSM Transnational Access Programme

Dr. Tatiana M. Tsagaraki
Co-Leader of the AQUACOSM Transnational Access Programme