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

Call for Transnational Access to European Aquatic Mesocosm Facilities in 2022

The EU Research Infrastructure project AQUACOSM-plus has opened the second call for Transnational Access (TA) to more than 60 aquatic mesocosm facilities throughout Europe in 2022.

AQUACOSM-plus provides funding to academic and industrial (including SMEs) research groups, individual scientists, experts, professionals and university students from all over the world (up to 20% non-Europeans and associated countries) to:

  • participate in mesocosm experiments that have been planned by the facility providers
  • propose own ideas for mesocosm experiments in the partner facilities in cooperation with the local team

AQUACOSM-plus is a unique collaborative international project supporting experiments in various aquatic ecosystems, ranging from Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean, from mountains to lowlands, from freshwater to marine, and from ultra-oligotrophic to hyper-eutrophic conditions, including benthic and pelagic systems.

AQUACOSM-plus aims to promote effective international scientific collaboration and technological knowledge transfer across traditional barriers between regions, countries and traditionally separated science disciplines, such as marine and freshwater research.

AQUACOSM-plus is enhancing collaboration among the European Environmental Research Infrastructures (RIs) by engaging in multidisciplinary joint research activities, some of which are open for participation in this call.

More information on the TA application process and deadlines for individual calls at the respective facilities can be found here.

Contact TA-Office: ta-plus@aquacosm.eu

Dr. Stella A. Berger (Leader of the AQUACOSM-plus Transnational Access Programme)
Dr. Tatiana Tsagaraki (Co-Leader of the AQUACOSM-plus Transnational Access Programme)
Prof. Silke Langenheder (Co-Leader of the AQUACOSM-plus Transnational Access Programme)

COVID: All research facilities are following strict safety regulations. Additional restrictions may apply based on national regulations. Contact respective facility access providers for more information.