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

CER Mesocosms

Mobile outdoor facility, with 40 (300-litre each) + 96 mesocosms (220-litre each). Heating is available on-site. Possibility to carry out in situ experiments (within natural ponds or lakes).

SITES AquaNet – Skogaryd Research Station

Open access to national and international researchers. Outdoor, freshwater, deployed in an adaptable jetfloat, placed in the lake Erssjön within Skogaryd research Catchment. PE-film enclosures or 20 hardshell PE enclosures (ø = 0.9 m, depth = 1.5 m, volume = 700 l)

SITES AquaNet – Bolmen Forskningsstation

Open access to national and international researchers. Outdoor, freshwater, lake deployed in an adaptable jetfloat. PE-film enclosures or 20 hardshell PE enclosures (ø = 0.9m, depth = 1.5m, volume = 700L).

SITES AquaNet – Asa Research Station

Outdoor, freshwater, deployed in an adaptable jetfloat, placed in the lake Feresjön, 2,5 km from the research station. PE-film enclosures or 20 hardshell PE enclosures (ø = 0.9 m, depth = 1.5 m, volume = 700 l). Open access to national and international researchers.

SITES AquaNet – Erken Laboratory

Open access to national and international researchers. Outdoor, freshwater, lake deployed in an adaptable jetfloat. PE-film enclosures or 20 hard-shell PE enclosures (ø = 0.9m, depth = 1.5m, volume = 700L). In addition, there is access to another set of 20 hard-shell PE enclosures (ø = 1m, depth = 2 m, volume = 1200L).

SITES AquaNet – Svartberget Research Station

Open access to national and international researchers. Outdoor, freshwater, deployed in an adaptable jetfloat, placed in lake Stortjärn, 2,5 km from the research station. PE-film enclosures or 20 hardshell PE enclosures (ø = 0.9 m, depth = 1.5 m, volume = 700 l)

CEH Aquatic Mesocosm Facility (CAMF)

Outdoor – pelagic/benthic – freshwater 32 cylindrical insulated fibreglass outdoor mesocosms, each 1.0 m deep and 2.0 m in diameter (3000 L) arranged in four rows with eight mesocosms in each and 3 fibreglass tanks 1.0 m deep and 4.0 m in diameter (12000 L). The site was built in 2011 and is located around… Read more »

LIFE Infrastructure – PEARL facility

The Rennes platform includes about 200 mesocosms (0.4 to 30 m3) and allows for a high replication of experimental treatments. We can reconstruct pond communities from invertebrates to fish to study their response to external forcing (natural or anthropogenic). Our mesocosms are also equipped for ecotoxicology experiments and manipulation of invasive species (we are accredited… Read more »

LIFE Infrastructure – ECP Facility

The Lapitxuri semi-natural stream (15 km from the INRA St Pée Institute) is fed by a diversion of a natural headwater stream. It is separated into 13 consecutive reaches (10m x 2.8m) allowing it to work with pseudo-replicates (each reach can be closed by downstream traps). T). Direct underwater observations can be performed on two… Read more »