JERICO-S3 opens 3rd call for Transnational Access

The JERICO-S3 Research Infrastructure would like to announce the opening of the 3rd call for the Transnational Access (TA) funding program.

Transnational Access provides free of charge access to high-quality infrastructures and support services at unique multi-disciplinary facilities consisting of a range of gliders, fixed platforms, ferryboxes, cabled observatories, HF radar, benthic stations, and bio-sensors. Applicants will be able to apply for a travel grant for the purpose of visiting the host facility for conducting their experiment.

The call will be open from 1st March to 3rd May 2022. Please note, all proposed projects must be scheduled to complete the experiment with the final report submitted by September 2023.

Successful applicants will be facilitated in conducting first-class experiments on one or more of the multi-disciplinary coastal observing systems thus maximising impact for science, environmental managers, industries and other relevant stakeholders. Users will have access to the best available equipment and knowledgeable personnel at each of the facilities to enable improved research outputs and scientific excellence. JERICO-S3 TA supports a diverse international user group and proudly supported the International Women in Science Day this February by highlighting 3 women Principal Investigators and the TA projects that they lead. We welcome all project user groups including those from non-EU countries subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the guidance notes.

In this third call, JERICO-S3 encourages projects between JERICO-S3 Research Infrastructures and AQUACOSM-plus TA. As a specific action, JERICO-S3 and AQUACOSM-plus study jointly how extreme events affect plankton ecosystem, by applying both observations on natural communities and by experimentation at selected sites (Cretan Sea, North-West Mediterranean and Baltic Sea). Currently, AQUACOSM-plus TA has an open call for SYKE MRC lab project which would facilitate a unique RI-RI collaboration.

More than 4400 days of Transnational Access is offered between June 2020- January 2024 to 43 integrated marine coastal observation infrastructures located at 21 JERICO-RI partners throughout Europe. Detailed information about each JERICO-RI facility, technical design and available resources etc. can be found here. The previous two successful TA calls have seen 30 projects accepted for funding to date. TA summaries for projects from the first and second calls are available to view with many of the projects at various stages of completion or in the final stages of the contracts.

We strongly encourage all TA applicants to contact the respective facility providers as early as possible in the proposal process about possible usage of facilities and cooperation at the infrastructures. Please ensure that the objectives and aims of the call are fully addressed before submitting a proposal for Transnational Access. The TA application form and Guidelines can be found online.

This is a unique opportunity for scientists and engineers to avail of high-quality, interlinked instrumented infrastructures operating in coastal and shelf-sea areas for conducting research and/or testing activities.

Contact JERICO.TA (at) / for more details.


Picture of the PLOCAN platform, credit PLOCAN.