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

Task 7.6

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

Testing of the AQUACOSMS under Arctic conditions in NyÅlesund (Lead: UMU, Co-Lead:
FVB-IGB, (Participants: CNRS, in WP9.2.2), Month 41-48)

The final AQUACOSMS will be shipped to NyÅlesund and tested together with autonomous probes developed in WP8, wall growth suppressing and water collection systems from Task 7.2 & 7.4.

The test in Svalbard will be part of a Joint Research Activity, on key scientific questions along major environmental and bio-geographical gradients (Task 9.2).