The PLANAQUA aquatic platform offers a wide range of study scales for research on aquatic ecosystems, making it possible to address questions of a very different nature, through its experimental offer of research animal houses, mesocosms and aquatic macrocosms.

Proposed services

  • Custom experimental services in enclosed environment;
  • Analytical services;

Detailed service offer

PLANAQUA service offer consists in:

  • a research animal facility, allowing precise control of environmental variables as well as regular and repeated measurements;
  • a set of aquatic mesocosms from several hundred litres to a few cubic metres with strong control of thermal gradients and water mixing;
  • aquatic macrocosms consisting of a set of 16 artificial lakes of 750m3 each, strongly instrumented and connected.

Types d'écosystèmes

Type d'observations

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Tarification à renseigner.

Enclosed experimentation
Gérard Lacroix
Responsable scientifique
Contact by email
Location 11 Chemin de Busseau, 77140 Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours, France