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

Task 2.4

Task 2.1 Review of the RI landscape and SWOT analysis
Task 2.2 Enlarging the scientific spectrum of AQUACOSM
Task 2.3 Unlocking the innovation and service potential of AQUACOSM
Task 2.4 Roadmap for the future

Roadmap for the future

Partners: Lead FVB-IGB, Contributors NORCE, SYKE,

Duration: Month 30-48

Task 2.4 will elaborate and deliver a strategic roadmap for the future implementation and sustainability of the European Network of aquatic mesocosms, ensuring both the long-lasting impact of the infrastructure for research and society and the subsequent necessary governance and economic framework. This task will build upon inputs and achievements from all other tasks of WP2 on interaction with other leading RIs and identified present and future barriers and challenges, the agreed science strategy and innovation actions, as well as from WP4 (open science), WP5 (engagement with stakeholders), WP6 (Grand Challenges), WP7 on new technological developments, WP8 on cross-barrier joint research initiatives, and from the international science activities supported by the AQUACOSM-plus Transnational Access provision in WP9. The last months of the project will be devoted to this synthesis to produce a key report recommending a roadmap for the durable implementation of a European network of mesocosms (D2.4).