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

AQUACOSM-plus explainer video: What is Transnational Access?

The primary objective of Transnational Access (TA) is to provide access to more than 60 different leading and highly complementary mesocosm facilities located at 28 AQUACOSM-plus partners throughout Europe.

The AQUACOSM-plus mesocosm facilities represent a cross-section of European 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.

Between 2021 and 2023 AQUACOSM-plus will offer > 13,000 person-days of (TA) to AQUACOSM-plus facilities. Successful TA applicants will be offered access to facilities including logistical, technological and scientific support, specific training as well as travel and accommodation free of charge.

The detailed procedures for the assessment rules, including application and evaluation guidelines, open calls, as well as previous and ongoing TA activities can be found on the AQUACOSM-plus websites.