EU-funded projects have provided - and continue to provide - many opportunities for visiting researchers to work at ECN sites via Transnational Access (TA) schemes. Look out for announcements on our website, newsletter and on social media.
Current projects offering access opportunities
These projects are currently active. See their websites for details of access calls.
eLTER PLUS project
The eLTER PLUS project (started in February 2020) currently includes a transnational and remote access scheme in which some ECN sites are included.
- eLTER Transnational Access (TA) - enables in-person visits (e.g. to collect and analyse data) to one or more LTER sites/LTSER platforms involved in the scheme.
- eLTER Remote Access (RA) – enables the execution of activities at sites by the local teams, which are defined by “remote users” (e.g. measurements, data collection, and experiments according to instructions and protocols provided by the remote users).
ECN Cairngorms is involved in the EU-funded INTERACT sequence of projects, which have provided several Transnational and Remote Access opportunities.
ECN participated in the first eLTER project (2015-2020), an EU H2020-funded project involving many European LTER network operators and sites in collaboration with the European Critical Zone Observatory community. Access was provided to the Cairngorms ECN site. Prior to this, from 2010 to 2015, two ECN sites - Moor House and Rothamsted - were also included in the EU FP7 ExpeER project's Transnational Access call, funding research visits at the sites.