A mesocosm experiment was conducted to investigate the impact of rising atmospheric CO2 on the build-up and decline of organic matter during coastal phytoplankton blooms. Five mesocosms (each with a volume of 38 m3) were deployed in the Eckernfoerde Bay close to the site of the Time Series Station Boknis Eck in Spring 2009. The results of the experiment have been recently published by Anja Engel and colleagues in a Featured Article of 'Journal of Plankton Research'. The download of the article (J. Plankton Res. vol. 36, pp. 641-657, 2014) is free.
The mesocosm experiment was supported by the SOPRAN project.