Lake Onego, one of the largest European lake, is covered by ice during 6 months
Check our special edition “Life under ice in Lake Onego (Russia) – an interdisciplinary winter limnology study “, published in Inland Waters in 2019 (Volume 9, Issue 2).
The objective of this project was to investigate under-ice processes in Lake Onego during the ice-covered period:
- Under-ice convection and modelling
- Automated underwater vehicles to determine the horizontal structure of convection cells
- Effect of convective mixing on phytoplankton
- Efficiency of the trophic level: phyto/zooplankton and microorganisms under the ice
- Accumulation and release of greenhouse gases
- History of land-use changes in the catchment area by studying sediment
- Characterization of the ice cover using remote sensing from satellites and drones
- Scientific exchanges and joint publications with our Russian partners
This project is a collaboration between different institutions from Switzerland (EPFL, Eawag, UniGE), Russia (NWPI, IL, AARI, NIERSC) and France (INRA-Thonon-les-Bains, LEGOS).
The Limnology Center organized seven field expeditions in close collaboration with the Northern Water Problems Institute. Check our blog for our experiences in March and June 2016.