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Call for Transnational Access to European Aquatic Mesocosm Facilities in 2023

Can you imagine having access to one of the most advanced mesocosm facilities in Europe and conduct your own experiment or participate in one with almost all expenses covered by EU?
This is THE LAST chance that you have, the 2023 AQUACOSM-plus Transnational Access (TA) call is now open!

What is the AQUACOSM-plus?
It is an EU Research Infrastructure project, with more than 60 aquatic mesocosm facilities throughout Europe ranging from Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean, from mountains to lowlands, from freshwater to marine, and from ultra-oligotrophic to hypereutrophic conditions, including benthic and pelagic systems.

What AQUACOSM-plus offers via the Transnational Access?
AQUACOSM-plus provides funding to academic and industrial (including SMEs) research groups, individual scientists, experts, professionals and university students from all over the world (up to 20% non-Europeans and associated countries) to:

 participate in mesocosm experiments that have been planned by the facility providers
 propose own ideas for mesocosm experiments in the partner facilities in cooperation with the local team


You can apply either as individual or as group. Individuals: University students, scientists, researchers, professionals Groups: Any group from either academia or industry. Applicants can be from all over the world.


More information here and the aquacosm webpage is here

MASTS Resources

We’re working behind the scenes to bring you a suite of useful, and updateable, resources including: 

  • Find an expert
  • Find facilities & equipment
  • MASTS Publications


If you would like to be updated when the resources section is live please let us know.