Last chance to access ATMO-ACCESS services

This is your last chance to access Europe’s most advanced facilities for observation and exploration in atmospheric science within the ATMO-ACCESS general call framework.

ATMO-ACCESS provides access to 61 of the leading European atmospheric research facilities within the current call. Note that the new ATMOBox service developed at ICOS ATC will be available as part of this call.

A full list of facilities can be found at Facilities can be accessed in person, remotely or in a hybrid format, combining physical and remote access. 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 the use of the infrastructure, instrumentation, or 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 submitted via the PASS Platform ( ). 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 co-funding 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 60-70% success rate.

More details on how to apply can be found here:

The call timing is as follows:

  • Call opening: 15 February 2024
  • Deadline for applications: 3rd April 2024
  • Deadline for the Feasibility check: 15 April 2024
  • Review period: 15 April 2024 – 13 May 2024
  • Final selection (joint Coordination/STVB/SAMU meeting): Week 20-24 May 2024
  • Final list of accepted TNAs: 28 May 2024
  • Access Period: June 2024- January 2025

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.