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Project Information

Aquatic research is still divided in marine and freshwater sciences, with separate funding sources, and experimental science is often conducted at single sites without international coordination. To challenge these problems, the FvB-IGB-lead project AQUACOSM is funded by the first international call (EU H2020-INFRAIA) to coordinate research, develop common best practices and open both freshwater and marine large-scale research infrastructures (mesocosms) for international cross-discipline participation.

Project Title: EU H2020-INFRAIA-project No 731065 “AQUACOSM: Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean”

Duration: 01/2017-12/2020

Funded by: European Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, Budget 9,999,807 €

Direction:  Dr. Jens Nejstgaard (Project leader), nejstgaard@igb-berlin.deDr. Stella Berger (Transnational Access leader), berger@igb-berlin.

Project partners: Aarhus UniversityAREFSENS Electronics Inc.Blue Lobster IT LtdCentro de Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos – Universidade de ÉvoraCNRS – MARine Biodiversity-Exploitation and ConservationEcole Normale SupérieureFinnish Environment Institute-Marine Research CentreForschungsverbund Berlin e.V. – Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und BinnenfischereiGEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Imperial College of Science Technology and MedicineLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMiddle East Technical UniversityNetherlands Institute of EcologyNorwegian Institute for Water ResearchUmeå Marine Science CenterUmweltbundesamtUni Research ASUniversity of Bergen, University of Helsinki-Tvärminne Zoological StationWasserCluster Lunz-Biologische Station GmbH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

As a partner of AQUACOSM, METU MESOCOSM SYSTEM hosts researchers worldwide and together they conduct research on the impacts of climate change in freshwater ecosystem using METU Mesocosm System. For more information on the AQUACOSM project, please visit the project website at