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Access to the facility

CIAO offers free and open accesses to users. We open our observatory to interested users of different kinds like national and international researchers, SME interested in testing instruments and in deploying their tools in the observatory environment. CIAO is also open to schools, citizens and public authorities.

Under specific European and national projects, there are some additional resources available for supporting users in such activities (like travel and subsidence supports).

Current active projects funding access to CIAO are:




In case you are interested in accessing the observatory through physical, remote or virtual access (i.e. visiting the observatory; being in contact remotely with CIAO staff, sending instruments to CIAO or hosting CIAO instrument to your place; or accessing CIAO data and digital resources, respectively), please contact us: donato.summa at