On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project invites proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. The AQUAEXCEL2020 project unites major aquaculture experimental facilities with capacity to undertake experimental trials on a selection of commercially important fish aquaculture species and system types.
These installations are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
Transnational Access involves a research group in one country collaborating with one or more AQUAEXCEL2020 Infrastructures that are located in a different country to the applicant, and which offer facilities and expertise not available in their own country.
Further details about the scheme and full instructions for preparing and submitting proposals are available on the website. For further queries regarding the Call for Access please contact John Bostock: j.c.bostock @ stir.ac.uk.
Interested people with a project idea who need a little help finding the right facility can contact our orientation committee at aquaexcel-OC @ inra.fr.
We also have a number of “success stories” from previous TNA users - which can be used as inspiration. Here TNA users have described how they utilised this opportunity and how the TNA has benefited their research and careers.
AQUAEXCEL2020 is a research infrastructure project funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). The project aims to further support the sustainable growth of the European aquaculture sector. For more details see the project website.