A 5th Chance to Access the Most Advanced Atmospheric Research Facilities in Europe

We are pleased to provide access to Europe’s most advanced facilities for observation and exploration in atmospheric science

ATMO-ACCESS provides access to 56 of the leading European atmospheric research facilities within the current call. Note that 9 new platforms have enriched our access programme offer. A full list of facilities can be found at https://www.atmo-access.eu/facilities/. In addition, the possibility of remote access  to services is also provided . Remote access can enable the users to perform a research project without the need to visit the facility on site, with the support of the local service providers. Access to any of the ATMO-ACCESS facilities is provided for users with no charges for use of the infrastructure, instrumentation, or the expert support. What is more, users may benefit from a contribution to support some of their accommodation and travel costs. 

Applications for access within this call are available via the PASS Platform (https://passactris.smapply.io/prog/atmo-access_5th_call_for_transnational_access_/). You will be asked to provide a short proposal outlining the content of your research project , the problem it addresses and how access to the ATMO-ACCESS infrastructure will enable progress that would otherwise have not been possible. You will also be asked about any cofunding you can provide  for travel costs, in addition to ATMO-ACCESS’s partial contribution.  

Access for a new and unconventional use of the facilities, which favors an effective combination of the research interest, knowledge, and resources of the user and the facility staff is strongly encouraged. Applications will be reviewed first by an Independent Experts Panel and the final decision will be made by the  project’s Strategic Board . Please note that the ATMO-ACCESS TNA programme is a competitive process with an average 60% success rate. 

More details on how to apply can be found here: https://www.atmo-access.eu/tna-call-application/

The call timing is as follows:

  • Call opening: 12th July 2023
  • Deadline for applications: 25th September 2023
  • Deadline for the Feasibility check: 9th October 2023
  • Review period: 9th October 2023 – 6th November 2023
  • Final selection: Week 7-14 November 2023 (expected)
  • Final list of accepted TNAs: 14th November 2023 (expected)
  • Access Period: End of November 2023 – November 2024

N.B.! Users from potential ACTRIS National Facilities seeking support from Central Facilities are not eligible, as Central Facilities services are covered by the ACTRIS ERIC funding scheme.