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 at least 37 different sites or installations at 18 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: 26th February 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…

FINMARI connects European RI networks nationally The Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure consortium FINMARI arranges annual Researcher Days 16 March 2021- this year virtually, of course. FINMARI combines the marine RI of 4 research institutes and 3 universities on the national [...]
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 [...]
Abstracts will be invited for the 2nd International Aquatic Mesocosm Research Symposium - from local processes to cross-domain interactions. This is a Virtual Symposium. Authors are invited to submit their abstracts until Sunday 28th February 2021. Abstracts will be reviewed by [...]
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 [...]


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.