Into the abyss of Lake Geneva: the elemo interdisciplinary field investigation using the MIR submersibles

Wüest, Alfred; Anselmetti, Flavio; Arey, J. Samuel; Ibelings, Bastiaan W.; Loizeau, Jean-Luc; Vennemann, Torsten; Lemmin, Ulrich (2014). Into the abyss of Lake Geneva: the elemo interdisciplinary field investigation using the MIR submersibles. Aquatic Sciences, 76(Suppl. 1), pp. 1-6. Springer 10.1007/s00027-014-0353-8

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In summer 2011, the two Russian MIR sub- mersibles were brought to Switzerland to perform deep water dives in Lake Geneva. Research teams from several environmental science institutes, both national and inter- national, participated in this interdisciplinary effort to investigate the deeper parts of Lake Geneva. Using the MIRs allowed the scientists to see and precisely select the sites where they could extract specific sediment cores and carry out detailed in situ measurements at the sediment– water boundary. One focus site was the surrounding of the outlet of the wastewater treatment plant of the City of Lausanne, which discharges into the Vidy Bay. The investigations concentrated on the pollution of the local sediments, pollution-related ecotoxicological risks, micro- bial activity and spreading and removal of the effluents from the bay to the open waters of the lake. The other focus site was the Rhoˆne River delta and its subaquatic canyons, which formed as a result of the long-term interplay of the deposition of river-borne sediments and flood-triggered canyon erosion events.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences > Quaternary Geology

UniBE Contributor:

Anselmetti, Flavio

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

ISSN:

1015-1621

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Flavio Anselmetti

Date Deposited:

15 Sep 2014 16:15

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2015 14:14

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00027-014-0353-8

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.53036

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53036

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