Second EPOCA Arctic experiment

The Arctic Ocean is one of the key areas investigated by the EU FP7 European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA). Last year a group of 12 scientists investigated the response of benthic organisms to ocean acidification. Today, 35 scientists from EPOCA and other partner projects (e.g., MESOAQUA and BIOMARKS) will launch a 5-week long experiment in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The EPOCA scientists will investigate the effects of ocean acidification on the Arctic pelagic community using mesocosms developed by EPOCA partner IFM-GEOMAR (17 m long and a volume of 50 m3).

You can follow the daily adventures of the team via a regularly updated blog: where articles in English, German, French, Danish and Dutch are available.

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