The aim of WP2 is to provide ‘free of charge’ trans-national access to researchers or research teams including from industry to a significant number of research vessels and related marine infrastructure operated by the participants listed above. Call Management and Proposal Evaluation to gain access to the infrastructure will be handled in WP4.
The objectives of WP2 are to provide transnational access to the following research infrastructures:
- 27 research vessels (2 to be replaced during the project lifetime with newer vessels)
- 7 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
- 5 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUVs)
- 1 Portable Telepresence Unit, which will also enable remote access
Photographs of each vessel and equipment are provided in Section 1, Figures 1.3 and 1.4. In the description of infrastructure below, details are provided on: Name of the infrastructure (and its installations, if applicable); Location (town, country) of the infrastructure: Web site address: Annual operating costs (excl. investment costs) of the infrastructure (€): Description of the infrastructure; and Services currently offered by the infrastructure:
D2.1 Report on transnational and virtual access statistics. [MI] M48.
Also see related reports in WP4