28 Oct 2021

We are pleased to inform you that the first call for proposals to access ATMO-ACCESS facilities is now open! ATMO-ACCESS will offer opportunities for free-of-charge Trans-National Access (TNA) to specific services at 43 operational European atmospheric research facilities in Europe.

In this first call, all ATMO-ACCESS facilities will be eligible, the call topic will be open and access modalities will be unrestricted.

Nevertheless, a key goal of the ATMO-ACCESS project is to explore and test modalities of access to eventually identify an optimum sustainable access model. Whilst not essential, in the spirit of ATMO-ACCESS, and in preparation for future calls, 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

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.

Timeline of the call (due to COVID-19 we may adjust and provide for some flexibility on the indicated dates):

  • Publication date:  October 28, 2021
  • Proposal deadline: January 28, 2022
  • Access period: December 2021- December 2022

The available facilities, eligibility and application process can be found on the ATMO-ACCESS website:

Do not hesitate to contact the ATMO-ACCESS TNA team at for any possible questions or further assistance.


ATMO-ACCESS first call for TNA