A major feature of AQUAEXCEL3.0 is its TNA program, allowing external researchers to access the partners’ facilities via submission of research proposals, which are funded based on the evaluation by an independent selection panel.
Access is offered to 40 unique research infrastructures of the participating institutes, with experimental costs, travel and subsistence covered by AQUAEXCEL3.0. The available facilities cover the entire range of production systems, environments, scales, fish species and fields of expertise. Further enlarge the TNA offer by including access to shellfish and macro algae infrastructures, and by integrating fish production in Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA) settings, with shellfish, macro-algae but also insects and marine worms. Access is available to EU and Associated States’ research teams, industry, and small and medium-sized enterprizes (SMEs), based on the scientific excellence of proposals and relevance to the aquaculture sector.