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

Task 5.2

Task 5.1 AQUACOSM Website: For providing a central coordination and infrastructure for aquatic mesocosm research in Europe and globally
Task 5.2 AQUACOSM TA portal: Attracting, networking and coordinating AQUACOSM Transnational Access facilities of all partners through the website
Task 5.3 AQUACOSM communication strategy to inform various target groups about the AQUACOSM activities
Task 5.4 Engaging with Education: Enhance European human capacity building in mesocosm-based sciences
Task 5.5 Engaging with industry

AQUACOSM TA portal: Attracting, networking and coordinating AQUACOSM Transnational Access facilities of all partners through the website

Lead: FVB-IGB

  1. Design of structure and providing information to attract and communicate with potential users of Transnational Access to the facilities described in WP6. This includes communication to support coordination of externally initiated TA research activities with internal research plans at the different facilities (WP6). Facilitate initiation of contacts between new users and facilities outside the AQUACOSM consortium in Europe and elsewhere.
  2. Supply of information on the application process for Transnational Access including eligibility, how, when and where to apply. Processing applications for Transnational Access to the facilities described in WP6 using a web-based call and application process and communicate transparency of TA selection process.
  3. Link to WP1 by assisting the User Selection Panel (USP) in handling of the TA proposals, WP2 and 3 by facilitating communication on design and best practice approaches of proposed experiments, communicating contact to WP4 for data handling routines and for WP6 by ensuring that TA provision will be visible to the outside the AQUACOSM consortium.