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Network of Leading Ecosystem Scale Experimental AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries and Oceans in Europe and beyond

Objective

AQUACOSM-plus advances European mesocosm-based aquatic RI by integrating the leading mesocosm infrastructures into a coherent, interdisciplinary, and interoperable network covering all ecoregions of Europe. AQUACOSM-plus widens the user base by extending TA provision (> 13000 person-days), and strengthening the offered services, with 10 new partners, including a NGO and doubling of SMEs. We initiate actions to increase competence in mesocosm science in new EU member states (Hungary and Romania), and emphasize training of young scientists through summer schools covering various disciplines including effective science communication. AQUACOSM-plus develops near-real-time Open Data flows and improved metadata, thus promoting Open Mesocosm Science in collaboration with leading EU-supported initiatives in the EOSC and fosters wider sharing of information, knowledge, and technologies across fields and between academia, industry, and policy makers/advisers.
AQUACOSM-plus develops new technological capabilities for mesocosm research, to effectively execute scenario-testing for Climate Change -related pressures on aquatic systems from upstream fresh waters to the sea. These developments include mobile large-scale mesocosm approaches, leading-edge imaging technologies, and affordable methods to obtain high-frequency data on community change and greenhouse gas fluxes in mesocosm settings.
AQUACOSM-plus will progress beyond current achievements by actively pursuing RI-RI collaboration with European environmental RIs (LTER, ICOS, DANUBIUS, JERICO) at all project activity levels (NA, JRA, TA). Multidisciplinary joint research, combining observational data and modelling approaches with targeted mesocosm experiments, is a key step towards successfully tackling current and future Grand Challenges. This involves shared capacity building via symposia, expert summits, and open workshops, with the aim of co-designing future aquatic research actions and their RI demands.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 963 603,25

Participants (29)

OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 244 750
Address
Karolina Ut 29
1113 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 467 587,50
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARI BIOLOGICE CLUJ FILIALA A INCDSB BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 114 025
Address
Str Republicii 48
400015 Cluj-napoca
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 530 521
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 533 571,50
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 395 410,50
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 446 921,50
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DPEND AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 142 062,50
Address
Umestan Foretagspark
903 47 Umea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 384 443
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 198 210
Address
Mynachlog
LL74 8SG Tyn Y Gongl
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WASSERKLUSTER LUNZ BIOLOGISCHE STATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 417 036
Address
Dr Carl Kupelwieser Promenade 5
3293 Lunz Am See
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 417 259,50
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 497
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 556 605
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 181 977,50
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 753 787,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 450 337,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 225 599,50
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 137 828,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
RSK ADAS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 916
Address
Spring Lodge 172 Chester Road Helsby
WA6 0AR Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 188 262
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 532
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 276 561,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 245 816
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 178 198,75
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 188 091
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 178 089,50
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane
OX10 8BB Oxford
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 131 312,50
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUFTFORORENINGS- OCH KLIMATSEKRETARIATET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 87 750
Address
Forsta Langgatan 18
41328 Goteborg
Activity type
Other