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Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean

Objective

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. AQUACOSM builds on an established European network of mesocosm research infrastructures (RI), the FP7 Infra project MESOAQUA (2009-2012), where 167 users successfully conducted 74 projects. AQUACOSM greatly enhances that network on pelagic marine systems in at least 3 ways: first by expanding it to 10 freshwater (rivers and lakes), 2 brackish and 2 benthic marine facilities, and by involving 2 SMEs and reaching out to more, thereby granting effective transnational access to world-leading mesocosm facilities to >340 users on >11500 days; second, by integrating scattered know-how between freshwater and marine RI; and third, by uniting aquatic mesocosm science in an open network beyond the core consortium, with industry involved in an ambitious innovation process, to promote ground-breaking developments in mesocosm technology, instrumentation and data processing. A new dimension of experimental ecosystem science will be reached by coordinated mesocosm experiments along transects from the Mediterranean to the Arctic and beyond salinity boundaries. These efforts will culminate in a joint research activity (JRA) to assess aquatic ecosystem responses across multiple environmental gradients to a selected climate-related key stressor with repercussions for ecosystem services. Overall, AQUACOSM will fill a global void by forging an integrated freshwater and marine research infrastructure network. Long-term sustainability is sought through assessing governance models based on science priorities and economic innovation opportunities. Linkages to and synergies with ESFRI RI and other large initiatives are ensured by AQUACOSM partners and Advisory Board members in those programs.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-INFRAIA-2016-1

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 915 163,68
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,31

Participants (21)

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 631 816,00
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 796 818,32
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 523 752,00
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PRF ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME MUHENDISLIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 64 812,50
Address
Odtu Teknokent Universiteler Mah. I Dogramaci Blv. Silikon Blok No:19/ Zk-9 Cankaya
06800 Ankara

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 123 125,00
Address
Mynachlog
LL74 8SG Tyn Y Gongl

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Isle of Anglesey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 640 706,00
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7km
19013 Attikia Anavissos

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 312 918,50
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara

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Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL (GEOMAR)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 765 849,00
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel

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Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,35
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 602 222,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 29 250,00
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier

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Region
Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 683 437,00
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WASSERKLUSTER LUNZ BIOLOGISCHE STATION GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 627 376,00
Address
Dr Carl Kupelwieser Promenade 5
3293 Lunz Am See

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Niederösterreich Mostviertel-Eisenwurzen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 374 623,75
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,45
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 209 981,25
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 570 746,00
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 764 433,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,33
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 343 841,50
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 319 551,25
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora

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Continente Alentejo Alentejo Central
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 168 795,50
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 295 101,75
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 235 484,00
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Dessau-Roßlau, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,38