Trees4Future aims to support forest research and help the European forestry and wood industries develop sustainable solutions for the future in the context of climate change, by improving and facilitating access to state-of-the-art research facilities throughout Europe. These include databanks, biobanks, models and decision-support systems, laboratories and other facilities. The Transnational Access programme offers external users free access to the 28 Trees4Future specialised research structures and facilities.
The final deadlines for applications are as follows:
- 1st stage application deadline: 31 October 2015
- 2nd stage application deadline: 30 November 2015
Trees4Future offers two types of access to the facilities:
- site visit: visiting and using the facilities under expert guidance. Trees4Future contributes to users' travel (up to 450 € per visit) and subsistence costs, see application process.
- remote access: currently IDPAN Carbohydrate Analysis Laboratory offers remote access to its infrastructure - you can e.g. send samples for analysis, see application process. Other facilities may offer remote access during the course of the project - details will be added to this page and the specific facility pages as the information is made available.
According to the organisers, 'This is a great opportunity to visit and use the facilities under expert guidance and build up a personal network of professional contacts.'