The floating laboratory LéXPLORE

Since 2019, LéXPLORE platform is installed on Lake Leman, and allows researchers to conduct novel and collaborative projects.

Multidisciplinary researches

LéXPLORE allows mutiple and diverse projects to work in parrallel and benefit from each other results.

State-of-the art data acquisition

LéXPLORE platform will allow researchers to acquire data
both at high-frequency and at a spatial resolution never achieved before.

Data on near-real time

On LéXPLORE platform, we collect a background dataset
and provide it on near real-time to everyone interested.

 

LéXPLORE in a few words

 

 

Lakes are fascinating ecosystems, and important natural resources for drinking water, fisheries and leisure activities. But they are also extremely sensitive to climate and land-use changes.

LéXPLORE is a 10 m by 10 m pontoon equipped with high-tech instrumentation and installed on Lake Leman for 8 years. This novel infrastructure will provides continuous measurements, days and nights for all weather conditions.

With this new incredible dataset, we will model the key processes in lakes, in order to assess the impacts from global changes and monitor the general health of Lake Leman.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT OUR LAB LéXPLORE?

In order to show this unique infrastructure and to raise public awareness on lake sciences, we organize two days for public visits annually. The dates for the next visits will be set up, when the situation returns to normality after the COVID-19 sanitary crisis. We thank you for your patience.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUBMIT A RESEARCH PROJECT?

LéXPLORE is open to any researchers, and promotes strong interdisciplinary collaborations. We offer a stable and safe infrastructure to facilitate your work, and an access to a core dataset to help you interpret your data. We encourage you to submit your project here.

OUR ACADEMIC PARTNERS

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LéXPLORE TEAM

LéXPLORE is a unique partnership between five academic institutions, and is managed by the Limnology Center at EPFL. The key persons are presented in the picture below: