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

Task 2.5

Task 2.1 Review of AQUACOSM science focus and services
Task 2.2 Science strategy
Task 2.3 Strategy towards sustainability: Innovation
Task 2.4 Strategy toward sustainability: Economics and Governance
Task 2.5 Strategy for the future

Strategy for the future

Lead: FVB-IGB

Task 2.5 will provide a global strategy for the implementation of a future Network of European Mesocosms, ensuring both the long lasting impact of the infrastructure for research and freshwater and marine environmental policies in Europe and the subsequent necessary governance and economic framework.

Task 2.5 will define the balance between scientific potentials and requirements (see task 2.1 and 2.2), the innovation potential (task 2.1 and 2.3) and financial and governance constraints, and their consequences in terms of sustainability (task 2.4). Task 2.5 will receive inputs from all other tasks of WP2 as well from WP3 (best practices), WP5 (engagement with stakeholders), WP6 (TA calls and projects), WP 7 and 8 on new technological developments and from WP9 (implementation and achievements of the JRA) by month Month 42 so that the last six-month of the project will be devoted to their synthesis to produce a key report recommending a roadmap for the durable implementation of a European network of mesocosms.