Mesocosm Test Facility – Aquatic

Our Vegreville facility is home to a high-end aquatic mesocosm facility containing 30 large (15,000L) double-walled tanks capable of supporting studies throughout the year (including over the winter).

These open-topped tanks are embedded in the ground to maintain realistic thermal conditions and to maintain a liquid bottom layer year-round. Each is equipped with an overflow tank as a safety measure to contain liquid from the mesocosm in case of excessive levels of precipitation.