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On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL2020 project invites proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the installations of any of the participating aquaculture research infrastructures. These facilities are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme.

The facilities available cover the entire range of aquaculture production systems (recirculation, flow-through, cage, hatchery and pond systems); environments (freshwater and marine, cold, temperate and warm water); scales (small, medium and industrial scale); fish species (salmon, trout, sea bass, sea bream, cod, carp etc.); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health and welfare, genetics, engineering, monitoring and management technologies).

The overall objective of the project is to promote the coordinated use and development of these experimental facilities and encourage problem-based research and knowledge transfer to more effectively support the development of a sustainable European production of high quality seafood with reduced environmental impact.


Interested researchers can propose projects that:

  • Involve research on any of the available aquatic species at the selected research infrastructure.
  • Are compliant with the EATiP Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda.
  • Involve visits of one or two people to a research infrastructure that provides installations not available in their own country, for periods of up to three months.


The 1st Call for Access is now closed (deadline was 11 March 2016).   


The documents below contain the necessary information related to the 1st Call for Access:


Further details about the scheme and full instructions for preparing and submitting proposals are given in these documents. For further queries regarding the Call for Access please contact John Bostock; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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