EMSO ERIC 2nd Call for Physical Access is now open! The objective of this call is to offer physical access to EMSO Facilities where users’ devices can be installed, including sensors, instruments, systems, new technologies and where new procedures/experiments can be tested/take place. The set of Regional Facilities offered for access provides the broadest scientific and technological capabilities to future users. In 2023, seven Facilities are available (up from four last year), two at the Atlantic Ocean and five at the Mediterranean Sea.

This is a unique opportunity for scientists and research engineers to avail of high-quality, interlinked instrumented platforms operating in open ocean for carrying out research and/or testing activities. Regional Facilities’ engineers and scientists can also provide training and co-development to users interested in learning specialised techniques/methodologies and developing new products, taking advantage of years of experience gathered at EMSO Facilities’ labs.

Tailored data collection by the Facilities’ instruments is another service that may be provided.

The evaluation of project proposals will be performed every two months and the selected ones will be funded.

Funding consists in Facility Access Units (days of usage) and economic support for operations, travel, shipping and consumables. This economic support amounts to 75000 euros for all projects in 2023 and will be distributed evenly among the six cut-off dates.

This 2023 call is expected to fund a minimum of seven projects.

The first deadline is February 28th.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have access to our world-class facilities!

To know more about the whole offer, the application procedures and deadlines, click here