Sletvik Field station

Sletvik Field station
NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Jochen Aberle

NO-7491 Trondheim

Description of facility:

Hopavågen is a semi-enclosed lagoon, situated west of Trondheim (100 km drive) and about 20 km west of the outlet of the Trondheimsfjord. The Sletvik field station is located 300 m from the lagoon and has a laboratory space of 250 m2, kitchen facilities, nearby catering possibilities and dormitories for about 50 persons. It has also a pier and a small laboratory at the shore of Hopavågen.

The lagoon is sheltered from wind and waves and is a mesocosm by itself. It has an area of 370.000 m2 and an average depth of 18 m (max 32 m). Due to tidal forcing, about 14% of its water is exchanged per day. The field experiments within the landlocked bay can be conducted from a small boat. Hopavågen is ideal to study interrelations between physical, chemical and biological processes, ecohydraulics and transport processes.

Available hydraulic instrumentation: acoustic Doppler velocimeters, ADCP, current meters and water level loggers

Water quality parameters can be determined in collaboration with the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering

See also:

Sletvik Field station Sletvik Field station

Project Reports using this facility Proceedings based on experiments using this facility
Flow of material into food webs versus the biological pump: variation with phytoplankton and zooplankton communities and mineral ballast CORRELATION BETWEEN SILICATE UPTAKE AND SINKING FLUXES OF BIOGENIC SILICA AND PARTICULATE ORGANIC CARBON IN A NON-TURBULENT OUTDOOR MESOCOSM EXPERIMENT