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

ASLO 2017 AQUACOSM – Offers worldwide access to freshwater and marine mesocosm facilities in Europe


The 2017-2020 EU HORIZON2020 AQUACOSM Research Infrastructure project: “Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean”, will open for applications from researchers within and outside Europe to gain effective and well-organized access to unique and diverse aquatic mesocosm facilities in Europe through transnational access (TA) activities, explained in this poster. Emphasis is placed on providing high-quality infrastructures and services that enable users to conduct first-class experimental research focusing on the environmental change impacts on ecosystem dynamics, particularly for users that does normally not have access to such facilities. An additional goal of the TA- activities are to foster collaboration among users of different mesocosm facilities, with particular focus on new collaborations between currently separated scientific communities of users of freshwater and marine mesocosm infrastructure facilities, as well as with industries, environmental managers, and other relevant stakeholders. A key element of AQUACOSM’s objective is to extend the current mesocosm network from its established marine nucleus (FP7 MESOAQUA project) to the freshwater science community and its unique infrastructures designed to perform experimental studies in streams and rivers, lakes and ponds, as well as estuaries across a broad geographic range from the Arctic to the Mediterranean.


Berger, S. A., Leibniz-Insitute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany,

Nejstgaard, J. N., Leibniz-Insitute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany,



Poster presentation

Session #:024
Date: 03/02/2017
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall
Presentation is given by student: No


PosterID: 243

ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting Berger & Nejstgaard Poster (72.7 KiB)


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