Open Call for Transnational Access to European Aquatic Mesocosm Facilities in 2019

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The EU Research Infrastructure project AQUACOSM ( has opened the Call for Transnational Access to fund participation or leadership of mesocosm experiments in 2019. We open for access to more than 37 aquatic mesocosm facilities, located at 19 AQUACOSM partners throughout Europe. In total AQUACOSM will offer more than 11500 person-days of Transnational Access (TA) between Jan 2018 and Dec 2020. This call opens for >3800 person days.

AQUACOSM offers funding for mesocosm experiments through a unique collaborative international project, representing a full cross section of Aquatic Ecosystems. The ecosystems represent a range from freshwater to estuarine and marine systems, covering the Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean and beyond, from mountains to lowlands spanning from ultra-oligotrophic to hyper-eutrophic conditions, including benthic and pelagic systems.

AQUACOSM specifically aims to promote effective international scientific collaboration and technological knowledge transfer across traditional barriers between regions, countries and traditionally separated science disciplines, such a marine and freshwater research. As up to 20% of the funded participants may be from countries outside the European Union and its associated member states. It also represents a truly world-wide opportunity!

Application deadline is 30 Oct 2018, 13:00 CET.

Further information on the TA application process is available at

Contact of TA-team:

Dr. Stella A. Berger
Leader of the AQUACOSM Transnational Access Programme

Dr. Tatiana Tsagaraki
Co-Leader of the AQUACOSM Transnational Access Programme


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