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

Task 4.5

Task 4.1 Recognising the benefits of open science, including FAIR data
Task 4.2 Reducing heterogeneity of data collection and processing
Task 4.3 Centralised portal for primary mesocosm data collection
Task 4.4 Monitoring and promoting use and re-use of data
Task 4.5 Open mesocosm science evaluation

Open mesocosm science evaluation 

Partners: Lead UiB, Co-lead FVB-IGB; Participants UU, All partners

Duration: M01-48

The implementation of the open mesocosm science strategies and solutions will be assessed, in close collaboration with WP2, 3 and 9. As the science carried out in mesocosm research is of a highly collaborative nature, the need for open procedures and transparency is imperative to successful experiments. The outputs of this highly collaborative environment, fostered through WP9, but also by SC, shall be collected and visualized on the TA portal. Through this activity, the contribution of AQUACOSM-plus to open mesocosm science will become more accessible and easy to interpret and valorize.

The open mesocosm science evaluation will be achieved by:

  • Defining a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to monitor the success of AQUACOSM-plus, by visualising the projects involved, new collaborations started, publications, media attention, among others. KPIs will be tailored to mesocosm science and visualised on the AQUACOSM-plus website.
  • Database of experiments performed, number of users, countries of origin,
  • Identifying areas where improvements can be made. Producing a report of success/failure/lessons learned