Results of Call 2 for Transnational Access
April 19, 2021

Results of Call 2 for Transnational Access to Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) facilities

Europlanet 2024 RI’s Transnational Access (TA) programme offers researchers the opportunity to apply to visit planetary analogue field sites, planetary simulators and sample analysis facilities. The successful projects that will be funded through the second TA Call for applications have now been announced.

Following an anonymous peer review process, 76 projects will be funded, of which 17 will be for visits to planetary field analogue sites and 57 to laboratory facilities. The successful projects include eight led by researchers from under represented states and eight led by international researchers from Asia and North America. 

The successful projects include the first visits to Europlanet 2024 RI’s new field sites at Kangerlussuaq on the west coast of Greenland. For the first time, two applicants will also be funded to travel to laboratory facilities offered by the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) in South Korea. 

The number of Korean facilities available for visits in the next call will be significantly expanded (further details coming soon). The suite of field sites offered in TA Call 3 will also include two environments in the high Argentinian Andes: 

  1. Cold dry glacial and lacustrine environments 
  2. Wet cold environments of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego 

Full details can be found on the TA1 Facility 6 – Argentinian Andes page.

Plans are underway to include access to an additional Mars field analogue site in the Qaidam Basin in the Qinghai Province, China

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, implementation time for successful applicants to conduct a TA visit has been extended from 12 to 20 months.

The next call is scheduled to open at the end of this year, with results announced in April 2022.

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