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

TA Results

We received 47 TA applications that have been evaluated by the independent User Selection Panel (USP) and sent to the respective facility providers. Successful TA applicants will be/have been contacted for further planning.

Due to Corona-COVID-19 Virus travel restrictions and health hazards, TA activities may be postponed or adapted – please contact the Facility Providers for updates.

During the Second call (2.0) for Transnational Access (TA) in 2019 we received 68 applications for TA including group and individual proposals reaching a total number of 230 TA applicants. The TA application evaluation process by the independent USP has almost been completed and the evaluation report is on the way to the WP6 task leaders (facility providers) and accessible to the Steering Committee. TA applicants will be contacted in near future about the outcome of their TA application.

The additional Call (2.1) for Transnational Access at SYKE in Finland (Aug-Sept 2019) and at the KOSMOS system in Peru (Feb-April 2020) we received 19 TA applications with 41 applicants. These TA-applications were reviewed by the independent USP (User Selection Panel) and successful TA applicants have been contacted for further planning.

The third call (3.0) closed 14 of November 2019. We received 47 TA applications that have been evaluated by the independent User Selection Panel (USP) and sent to the respective facility providers and successful TA applicants have been contacted for further planning.

During the first Transnational Access call (1.0) we received 30 group leader applications (with 86 group members in total) and 27 individual applications (17 experts, 10 trainees). In total we had 143 applicants for Transnational Access in 2018. The TA-team forwarded compliant applications to the independent User Selection Panel (USP). The USP evaluated and prioritised applications for Transnational Access according to a set of transparent criteria (see details on TA evaluation procedure below). Following the USP recommendations, the facility providers sent out grant letters to the successful TA applicants who have already started performing experiments with TA users at the respective AQUACOSM partner facilities.