Mesocosm Test Facility - Aboveground - InnoTech Alberta

The development and construction of the aboveground mesocosm facility was a joint-partnership initiative between InnoTech Alberta and the University of Alberta, with funding provided through the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative.

The goal was to develop a venue that academic, government, industry and consultant researchers could use to conduct novel research and development projects that address some of Alberta’s most pressing environmental challenges.

The mesocosm facility now houses 16 terrestrial mesocosms on a secondary containment pad, permitting the secure testing of chemical constituents and materials that are reputed to have harmful effects on the environment.