EUROCHAMP-2020 provides a significant increase in opportunities for accessing 16 of the most advanced simulation chambers for atmospheric research available in Europe. The diverse range of chambers offering TNA access enables researchers to choose the most appropriate platform to tackle their specific research questions and it also promotes trans-discpilinary studies.
TNA is open to all external users, including from SMEs and a percentage of access is reserved also to users from outside Europe. Users refer to any scientific researcher student, engineer, technician who needs the support of a simulation chamber to carry out a scientific project in the EUROCHAMP-2020 context.
Support to users include:
- Free access to and use of the simulation chamber, including its instrumentation, data from permanent instruments, additional workspace to bring and use own instruments (limitation may apply due to local regulations and restrictions)
- Scientific and technical support
- Administrative support
To access the application procedure, please click here.
TNA proposals will be provided to selected groups (teams of one or more researchers) led by a user group leader (PI). To be considered eligible, a proposal must respect the following conditions:
- The TNA project PI and the majority of the users must work in a country other than the country where the installation is located. TNA for user groups with a majority of users not working in a EU or associated country is possible (limits apply).
- Only user groups that are allowed to disseminate the results they have generated under the action mey benefit from the access, unless the users are working for a SME.
To facilitate TNA, the users may benefit from a contribution which covers travel and subsistence (T&S) costs. The financial support is offered only upon request and it is based on the costs of living of the chosen country and the number of users in the project.
If financial support is granted to a project, the reimboursement of the grant will happen at the end of the project and through the institution in charge of the visited simulation chamber, after the users' group has provided all the mandatory TNA reporting documents.