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

Task 7.3

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.