10 Oct 2021

The 1st call for TransNational Access within the ATMO-ACCESS project supports TNA to services offered by 43 selected, first-class European atmospheric research facilities.

TNA is provided in two types:

  • in person (physical access), with users physically visiting the facility/installation and receiving the service “hands-on”

  • remotely (remote access), with resources and services offered without users physically visiting the facility/installation.

The access is free of charge and includes the logistical, technological, and scientific support and the specific training that is needed to use the services provided by the facility.

To benefit from free of charge access to one or more facilities or installations, users (team of one or more users) need to submit a request in response to the call. Eligible proposals are selected by an independent selection panel considering scientific excellence, technical merit, innovation and market-driven aspects.

Innovative modes of access are particularly encouraged. Examples of such novel access proposals could include, but are not limited to: 

  • combinations of remote and physical access

  • combinations of training and scientific delivery / innovation

  • cross-disciplinary access from beyond atmospheric science

  • simultaneous or sequential access to multiple facilities

  • simultaneous access by users from multiple sectors

  • piloting of use of facilities for novel purposes

  • ATMO platforms offering access for the first time (to be listed soon)

Owing to continued and varied restrictions in response to COVID-19 measures it is understood that there may still be constraints on physical mobility; it may be advisable to consider remote or hybrid access contingencies where appropriate.
More information about the application procedure, the eligibility criteria, and the selection process will be available soon here.

Young scientists, scientists who have never used atmospheric facilities in their research before, companies, and private sector users are particularly welcome. ATMO-ACCESS promotes gender equality in scientific research and specifically encourages applications from women.