The first H2020 ATMO-ACCESS (https://www.atmo-access.eu/access-to-services/) call for TNA (Trans-National Access) will open on Thursday 28th October 2021 and will remain open until Friday 28th January 2022.
The call will be addressed to researchers or research teams from outside Italy. If you are interested to propose a field experiment (physical or remote) at the Mt. Cimone - Po Valley facility and you want to discuss particulars of access and practicalities before submitting the official TNA application , please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Examples of broad scientific topics (but not limited to) to be proposed can be related to:
- atmospheric aerosols
- reactive gases
- non-CO2 greenhouse gases
- fog and clouds
Potential interested users will be requested to write a short scientific project to be submitted to ATMO-ACCESS for an internal review (more details about the proposal submission will be provided as soon as they become available).
TNA calls will be published on the ATMO-ACCESS website along with guidelines and forms for applicants. TNA opportunities will be widely advertised to reach all possible interested users, using different channels.
Accesses to the facility can be physical or remote. By physical access, foreign research teams physically access the Po-Valley facility (or a single component of the facility) for performing the proposed experiment.
By a remote access, foreign research teams can remotely access the instrumentations they installed at the Po-Valley facility (or at a single component of the facility) as well as the datasets produced by the CNR-ISAC instrumentation. The possibility also exists that foreign research teams ship their instrumentations to the facility and ISAC-CNR takes care of the installation.
Incoming proposals will be checked for formal compliance with the EU regulations, logistical and technical feasibility and scientific relevance.
TNA providers also evaluate the feasibility of contributing in part to users' travel and subsistence (T&S) expenses, based on the users' cost estimates and the available budget allocated specifically for this. The opportunity/feasibility of supporting part of the user's T&S costs and the amount of the contribution will be decided on a case-by-case basis
In view of the visit and during the access, users can count on:
- on-site assistance by the TNA provider, which includes the logistical, technological and scientific support and the specific training usually provided to external researchers using the infrastructure/installation (see more on https://atmo-access.isac.cnr.it/offered-services);
- limited financial support for travel and subsistence, which is available to some extent upon request to the TNA provider. The amount and conditions of the financial contribution will be established by mutual agreement between the user and the TNA provider at the moment of arranging the visit. The TNA provider manages the refund according to its internal rules
More details about practicalities (i.e. how to submit a TNA project, what fraction of travelling/daily allowance costs covered, the complete description of the observatories within the Po Valley facility and the complete list of the provided services) will be given as soon as possible.
Do not hesitate to contact us for getting more information about this great opportunity and about the services offered at the Mt. Cimone - Po Valley (CMN-PV) facility!