EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

Objective: to strengthen EU network of mesocosm facilities and promote joint research initiatives, capacity building and standardisation.

Extensive Transnational Access to more than 60 different sites or installations at 28 selected leading and highly complementary European mesocosm facilities.

Geographic range from the Arctic to the Mediterranean. Unique infrastructures in catchments from mountains to lowlands; rivers, ponds, lakes, estuaries and the sea.

Freshwater & Marine
Freshwater & Marine
Transnational Access

AQUACOSM-plus First Call for Transnational Access to European Aquatic Mesocosm Facilities in 2021

More information at Transnational Access, the AQUACOSM-plus-TA Calendar and at Mesocosm Facilities on open facilities and dates to join planned mesocosm experiments and/or propose new experiments. Application deadline: 30th April 2021 before 13:00 CET

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LMU Mesocosms
The Netherlands
IGB LakeLab
Iberian Pond Network (IPN)
Portugal, Spain

Consequences of global change on aquatic ecosystems: Webinar…

AQUACOSM-Plus held a series of 4 webinars on "Consequences of global change on aquatic ecosystems" in October 2020. Each webinar consisted of an "Incentive Talk"…

Study of mesopredator effects in mesocosms.

At the research station Solberstrand (NIVA, Norwegian Institute for Water Research), South Norway, we have over years established 12 similar rocky shore ecosystems with high…

Prensentation about Ocean-based CO2 removal strategies now available

It has been a great pleasure to listen to Andreas Oschlies from GEMOAR and his talk about “Ocean-based CO2 removal strategies” He kindly agreed to…

Webinar Series – Consequences of global changes on…

Full details of the webinar and how to participate are now available here. Save the date: AQUACOSM-plus webinar series on Consequences of global change on aquatic ecosystems, October 2020.

Extra Call for Transnational Access to European Aquatic…

Application deadline for Transnational Access: 24th March 2020 before 13:00 CET.  NOTE THIS CALL IS FOR APPLICANTS FROM EU OR ASSOCIATED COUNTRIES. The EU Research Infrastructure project AQUACOSM has opened the final ADDITIONAL CALL for Transnational Access to fund participation or leadership of mesocosm experiments in 2020. We…

Abstract submission is now closed for the 2nd International Aquatic Mesocosm Research Symposium - from local processes to cross-domain interactions. This is a Virtual Symposium. Abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and authors will be informed of the [...]
Contributions are invited to an exciting special session at the ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting 22–27 June 2021:    SS73 Coupling long-term observations and experimental approaches to best address challenges emerging from global change   In this session, contributions addressing how to [...]
Aquatic Sciences for a Sustainable Future:  Nurturing Cooperation Following the pressing needs of the society to ensure a sustainable future, amidst human-influenced environmental changes, the theme of the meeting is Aquatic Sciences for a Sustainable Future: Nurturing Cooperation. Underdeveloped and [...]


AQUACOSM aims at training young scientists in rigorous aquatic experimental ecosystem research at relevant scales and to provide a critical link between long-term observational data (i.e. low and high frequency monitoring data from classical and novel observatories) and ecosystem model development and validation.