One of the services that EPOS is planning to offer is Trans-National Access (TNA) to the newest and most advanced solid Earth experimental laboratory facilities in Europe. There is a wide range of world-class experimental and analytical laboratory infrastructures in the field of solid Earth Science: from high pressure-temperature rock and fault mechanics and rock physics facilities to electron microscopy, micro-beam analysis, analogue modelling and paleomagnetic laboratories.

Thanks to this service, researchers and research teams across Europe will have the opportunity to submit project proposals to be selected to perform experiments. Access is granted on the basis of proposals which will be reviewed and evaluated by the TNA Committee, composed of external international experts in the field of solid Earth Sciences and one representative from each TNA Supplier selected by the applicants during the respective TNA call.

Evaluation of the project proposal presented for TNA will be made in accordance with the EPOS TNA General Principles and assessed on the basis of alignment with the scientific roadmap of the selected TNA supplier, scientific excellence, scientific track record of the applicant and project feasibility. Following proposal approval, the user will sign a case-specific Access Agreement with the TNA facility.

Explore the TNA Facilities.