KOSMOS (Kiel Off-Shore Mesocosms for Ocean Simulations)

Name
KOSMOS (Kiel Off-Shore Mesocosms for Ocean Simulations)
Legal name of organisation
GEOMAR-Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel
Country
Germany
Continent
Europe
Organisation address

GEOMAR-Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research

West shore campus
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
D-24105 Kiel

East shore campus
Wischhofstr. 1-3
D-24148 Kiel

Primary contact information (PI)

Professor Ulf Riebesell (KOSMOS)

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
Description of Facility

off-shore/outdoor/indoor – pelagic/benthic – marine/brackish

Kiel-KOSMOS
outdoor mobile – pelagic – marine/brackish
9 floatting structures of 50 m3 (emerging part : 2.5 m high, 2.8 m Ø. submerged part : 17 m high, 2 m Ø)

Controlled Parameters

KOSMOS: CO2, nutrients

Research Topics

KOSMOS: phytoplankton, zooplankton, chemistry, biogeochemistry, ecology

Facility location(s)
Primary interests
Specialist areas
Equipment

KOSMOS: mobile meoscosm structure can be installed on any study site, transportation with RVs and/or in standard 20 and 40-foot containers.

Lodging
Source of Information
Photos of experiments/installations
KOSMOS mesocosms deployed in Raunefjord off Bergen, Norway in 2011
 

KOSMOS deployment with the Spanish research vessel „Hesprides“ off Gran Canaria in 2014
Sampling of the KOSMOS mesocosms during an experiment on the effects of ocean acidification off Gran Canaria in 2014