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

Objective: to strengthen EU network of mesocosm facilities and promote joint research initiatives, capacity building and standardisation.

Extensive Transnational Access to at least 37 different sites or installations at 18 selected leading and highly complementary European mesocosm facilities

Geographic range from the Arctic to the Mediterranean. Unique infrastructures in catchments from mountains to lowlands; rivers, ponds, lakes, estuaries and the sea.

Transnational Access

AQUACOSM offers Transnational Access to at least 37 different sites or installations at 18 selected leading and highly complementary European mesocosm facilities. Ranging from the Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean, from mountains to lowlands, estuarine to fully marine systems, and spanning from ultra-oligotrophic to hyper-eutrophic conditions, they represent a cross section of typical European aquatic ecosystems.

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AQUACOSM – First call open now for Transnational…

AQUACOSM offers scientists, students, trainees, enterprises and others Transnational Access (TA) to mesocosm facilities in many contrasting aquatic environments throughout Europe. This call is open for Transnational Access activities in 2018 at…

From Arctic to the Mediterranean: International network connects…

Lakes, rivers, estuaries and oceans are closely connected. Despite this, aquatic research is still divided in marine and freshwater sciences. Now scientists from 19 leading…

Transnational Access

First call will be opened June 2017, for transnational Access in 2018 Example from an international EU project collaboration MARS in…

AQUACOSM Kick-off Meeting

Date: 16 – 19 January 2017 Location: SeeHotel Zeuthen, Zeuthen, Germany Organisers:  Jens Nejstgaard, Stella Berger, Carla Pinho (FVB-IGB) The Kick-off meeting of AQUACOSM project was held between 16th and 19th January 2017 in Zeuthen, Germany. In the beginning of…

AQUACOSM events planned for ASLO 2017

AQUACOSM – Offers worldwide access to freshwater and marine mesocosm facilities in Europe The 2017-2020 EU HORIZON2020 AQUACOSM Research Infrastructure project: “Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean”, will open…

The 2017-2020 EU HORIZON2020 AQUACOSM Research Infrastructure project: “Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean”, will open for applications from researchers within and outside Europe to gain effective and well-organized [...]
A community of 23 pan-European environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI RIs), members of the European Commission Horizon 2020 project ENVRIplus, will meet with Private Industry partners to explore opportunities for new joint innovation projects. The meeting, organised for the first time, [...]
Workshop on LAMP Sensor System (WP8) Dates: 19-21/06/2017 in Montpellier (FR) Contact person: Behzad Mostajir (Partner: CNRS)
Experimentation in mesocosms is arguably the single most powerful approach to obtain a mechanistic quantitative understanding of ecosystem-level impacts of stressors in complex systems, especially when embedded in long-term observations, theoretical models and experiments conducted at other scales. The new [...]
Workshop: Present status data collection and processing (WP4) Dates: 01-02/06/2017 in Wageningen (NL) Contact Person: Lisette Senerpont Domis (Partner: NIOO-KNAW)  
Aqua fons vitae – water as a source of life and irreplaceable component of the nature environment Though the planet we inhabit is called Earth, what makes the third planet of our solar system unique is water. Most of this [...]






Training

AQUACOSM aims at training young scientists in rigorous aquatic experimental ecosystem research at relevant scales and to provide a critical link between long-term observational data (i.e. low and high frequency monitoring data from classical and novel observatories) and ecosystem model development and validation.

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