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EC funding to support ecosystem research at selected ECN sites

Researchers can apply for funds to support research visits to one of 33 European facilities, including some long-term ecosystem research sites. Two ECN sites are included in the scheme.

The ExpeER (Distributed Infrastructure for Experimentation in Ecosystem Research), through its coordinated programme of Transnational Access (TA), aims to improve and facilitate access to 33 research facilities throughout Europe, promoting observational, experimental, analytical, and modelling approaches in ecosystem research.

The two ECN involved are Moor House-Upper Teesdale and Rothamsted. There are two other UK sites included in the call: Plynlimon and Whim.

Research staff and students can take the opportunity of the call to develop international research collaborations.

The ExpeER scheme is a great opportunity to obtain funding for short research visits in another country. Here's what one user of the scheme said about her visit to Whim Bog (another UK ExpeER site):

"A very interesting experience. I usually work in Mediterranean environments and at Whim bog I had the opportunity to work in a completely different environment."

Full information about this call can be found on the ExpeER website. ExpeER makes a contribution to cover travel and subsistence costs of visiting scientists and students. The 33 facilities involved are located in 13 European countries and Israel. They include Highly Instrumented Experimental (HIES) and Observational Sites (HIOS), Analytical Facilities and Ecotrons, which provide state of the art analytical equipment and controlled environment facilities for ecosystem research.

The deadline for TA applications to be submitted is the 31st July, 2014.
The deadline for TA visits to be completed id the 30th Sep, 2014.

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