LTER Observatory HAUSGARTEN - Germany
LTER Observatory HAUSGARTEN
Environmental monitoring facilities
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.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
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.
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
ILTER✔This site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Europe✔This site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
ICOS✖ (http://meta.icos-cp.eu/ontologies/stationentry/OS/HG)The affiliation of this site with "ICOS" is not verified.
LTER-D (Germany)✔ (LTER_EU_DE_014)This site is a verified "LTER-D (Germany)" member.