Transnational Access (TNA)

MINKE will provide smooth and efficient access to the facilities described below for researchers or research teams from academia and industry using EU-funded TNA instruments to assure the integration of TNA in metrological activities and thus reinforce the ocean data value chain.

Free-of-charge access to infrastructures and services

Transnational access will support a wide range of users by giving free-of-charge access to high-quality, mature infrastructures and support services at unique multidisciplinary metrological laboratories and validation facilities. Users will be able to carry out first-class experiments and metrological activities on the multidisciplinary coastal observation systems, thus maximising the impact on data quality.

Objectives of MINKE transnational access

  • To provide coordinated free-of-charge transnational access to metrological laboratories and coastal infrastructures for researchers or research teams from academia and industry. 
  • To build long-term collaborations between end users and facilities.
  • To promote the importance of marine data quality through knowledge of proper, well-characterised measurements.

A package of marine resources within reach

The MINKE TNA catalogue includes:

TNA Calibration Laboratories

*10 established laboratories for calibrating instruments and investigating technology, some with metrology-level capabilities for specific marine measures.

TNA Marine Observatories

*3 active in-situ marine observing “installations” for testing and/or validating equipment.

The in-situ facilities comprise:

  • one underwater coastal cabled observatory
  • one fixed-point marine observatory
  • one instrumented coastal buoy

TNA Ferry Box

* 1 group of 3 FerryBox systems operating in different European sea areas.

Remote TNA sensors

* 1 Remote TNA low cost sensors for environmental monitoring including:

  • Basic Environmental Sensor Pack: T, H, P, PM, Noise, Light
  • Basic Environmental Sensor Pack + Water Temperature Probe
  • Advanced Water Sensor pack: submersible pH, DO, conductivity and temperature
  • Advanced Water Sensor pack: submersible pH, DO, conductivity and temperature with geolocation
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