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*PITHIA-NRF Trans-National Access (TNA) 3^rd Call*
PITHIA-NRF (Plasmasphere Ionosphere Thermosphere Integrated Research
Environment and Access services: a Network of Research Facilities)
invites applications for access to a variety of the *best
**European**research facilities* (nodes) for studies and modelling of
physical processes acting in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, with support
from experts within the field. There are twelve nodes within PITHIA-NRF
all dedicated to investigating the plasmasphere, ionosphere and/or
The access can be *physical access* (one-week visit with travel and
accommodation included) or *remote access* (one-month remote access with
weekly support). The available services or resources are limited, and a
competitive process is required following a defined procedure and
criteria for the selection of users.
Information of project opportunities and description of the nodes are
available at https://pithia-nrf.eu/tna/tna-calls/second-tna-call. We
encourage any potential applicants to discuss with the relevant node
about the project before submitting their proposals. The TNA Support
Centre (tna(a)pithia-nrf.eu) at PITHIA-NRF can help establishing contact
points with the nodes.
The call is open from *1 July 202**2* until the deadline *15
September**202**2*. The application can be submitted at any time between
Access is provided for science projects to users from Academia, Small
and Medium Enterprises, Industry, and Public Organisations.
The application should be filled in and submitted using the online form
<https://pithia-nrf.eu/forms/tna-application-form-2>). After submission,
eligibility and feasibility checks will be performed followed by the
scientific evaluation. Follow the instructions at
TNA Support Centre: tna(a)pithia-nrf.eu
/EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Grant Agreement No
Dr. Ingemar Häggström
Leader of WP7: PITHIA-NRF Trans-national access
After my last email I had hoped to start the SW Working Group in earnest by
allowing a small number of users to work together with EISCAT staff on the
prototype sub-array that we have here in Kiruna. This sadly has not happened.
Last year the best guidance that we had was that the prototype sub-array would
not be affected by the new security situation. We now know that allowing users
low level access to any part of EISCAT_3D is not permitted, so we cannot offer
the co-development phase that I had hoped for.
We are still looking for ways to cooperate more within the new rules. If you
have any ideas or suggestions please take them up with Harri at the EISCAT
symposium next month.
Have a good summer,
System Engineer EISCAT Scientific Association
P. O. Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden simon.brown(a)eiscat.se