|Task 7.1 Conceptualisation of a prototype AQUACOSM|
|Task 7.2 Construct offshore water collection devices to fill AQUACOSMS from exposed sites|
|Task 7.3 Construction of a prototype mesocosm(s) and testing of the AQUACOSMS in Umeå|
|Task 7.4 Conceptualization and testing of methods to avoid or handle wall growth|
|Task 7.5 Construction the AQUACOSMS|
|Task 7.6 Testing of the AQUACOSMS under Arctic conditions in NyÅlesund|
Construction of a prototype mesocosm(s) and testing of the AQUACOSMS in during the first winter in the northern Baltic Sea (M11-M17) (Lead: UMU, Participants: CNRS, FVB-IGB and GEOMAR, Month 8-32)
The design that has been developed within Task 7.1 by month 7 will be used to construct one prototype Aquacosm, in order to examine physical requirements in sea-ice during the first winter (M11-M17). The initial ice test and further refined concept will be used to improve the prototype further, to be tested at fully realistic scale, during winter and summer M23-32. This test will be coordinated with testing a set of autonomous probes developed in WP8.