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Consequences of global change on aquatic ecosystems: Webinar Series

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” followed by a WORLD CAFÉ session delivered by an expert guest speaker. Each incentive talk was approximately 1 hour in duration and was open to all to join via Zoom. These are available on the AQUACOSM-plus YouTube channel. The following WORLD CAFÉ sessions lasted for up to 2 hours and had a limited capacity. Therefore, participants wer… Read more »

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 diversity of seaweeds and macrofauna. Each mesocosm has a volume of about 12 m3, has continuous sea water supply, a wave generator, and tidal regulation. The 12 mesocosms give possibilities to make short and long-term controlled ecosystem manipulation experiments with different and multiple anthropogenic based drivers as pol… Read more »

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 share his presentation on our website, for those who are interested. AQUACOSM-plus GC-Webinar2020 Ocean-based-CO2-removal A Oschlies (2.2 MiB) The whole talk will also be available on the AQUACOSM-plus YouTube channel.

Webinar Series – Consequences of global changes on aquatic ecosystems, October 2020

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 Mesocosm Facilities in 2020

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 open for access toselected aquatic mesocosm facilities, located at AQUACOSM partners throughout Europe. AQUACOSM offers funding for mesocosm experiments through a unique … Read more »

INVITATION TO EGU 2020 SESSIONS

Dear colleagues, We would like to invite you to submit an abstract and attend our session at the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, Austria, 3-8 May 2020: BG1.11 ‘Linking terrestrial and aquatic domains with long-term observations and experimentation’ convened by Jens C Nejstgaard, Jaana Bäck, Katharina Makower and Terhi Rasilo The abstract submission deadline is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET. BG1.11 Linking terrestrial and aquatic domains with long-term observations and experimentation Diverse e… Read more »

OPEN Call for Transnational Access to European Aquatic Mesocosm Facilities in 2020

The EU Research Infrastructure project AQUACOSM has opened the 3rd CALL for Transnational Access to fund participation or leadership of mesocosm experiments in 2020. We open for access to more than 33 aquatic mesocosm facilities, located at 15 AQUACOSM partners throughout Europe. In total AQUACOSM offers more than 11500 person-days of TA between Jan 2018 and Oct 2020. This CALL opens for >3800 person days of Transnational Access in 2020. AQUACOSM offers funding for mesocosm experiments throug… Read more »

Joining AQUACOSM TA 2018 mesocosm experiments at the CNRS-MARBEC MEDIMEER while pregnant and later with a newborn baby

Katharina Bading, PhD student, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway Back in fall 2017, I was excited that our MIWA user group application for the AQUACOSM Transnational Access program was granted so that our NTNU team was able to join the WARMPLANK mesocosm project (lead by Behzad Mostajir) on “Effects of warming on the Mediterranean plankton food web functioning” at the CNRS-MARBEC MEDIMEER mesocosm facility in Sète, Southern France. Tw… Read more »

The Summer in Spring project “Heat wave effects on Mediterranean Plankton communities: Resistance, Resilience and Recovery” attracted 18 researchers for a total of 442 person/days in the frame of AQUACOSM Transnational Access realized in the CNRS-MARBEC MEDIMEER mesocosm facility during May-June 2019

Currently, summer time reaches earlier in the most part of Europe and this could affect all the aquatic organisms. To study the resistance, resilience and recovery of plankton communities to heatwaves occurring in late spring/early summer the “Summer in Spring” mesocosm experiment was proposed and led by F. Vidussi and B. Mostajir at CNRS-MARBEC MEDIMEER mesocosm facility in Sète, in the southern France in May-June 2019. During 10 days, as a heat wave simulation, several pelagic in situ mesocosm… Read more »

Nitrogen Cycling in Climate-impacted Lake Mesocosms (NCyCLMe)

Mark J. McCarthy, Shannon M. Collin, Erik Jeppesen, and Silvia E. Newell Wright State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Dayton, OH USA Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs, also known as blue-green algae blooms) are a global problem, fouling water with surface scums and toxins. CyanoHABs are caused by excess nutrient loading (phosphorus and nitrogen) from fertilizer and/or wastewater. Historically, research and management efforts have focused on reducing phosph… Read more »

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