LTER Observatory HAUSGARTEN - Germany

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Site Name: 

LTER Observatory HAUSGARTEN

Short name : 

DE-14-HG

Country (Site Location): 

Germany

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General Site Description: 

HAUSGARTEN comprises 21 permanent stations covering a depth range of 300 to 5.500 m water depth. Repeated water and sediment sampling and the deployment of moorings and different free-falling systems, which act as observation platforms, has taken place since the establishment of the observatory in 1999.

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

1999

Size : 

1 920 000.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

To detect and track the impact of large-scale environmental changes in the transition zone between the northern North Atlantic and the central Arctic Ocean, and to determine experimentally the factors controlling deep-sea biodiversity, the German Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) established the deepsea, long-term observatory HAUSGARTEN, representing the first, and by now only, open-ocean, time-series station in a polar region.

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Latitude: 79.000000000000
Longitude: 4.000000000000