Erken Laboratory

Lake Erken and one of the station buildings.
Lake Erken and one of the station buildings.

Erken Laboratory (ERK)

The Erken laboratory is located by the shore of lake Erken, 70 km northeast of Stockholm. A substantial lake measurement program has been running for the last 30 years, which includes manual sampling along with high frequency automatic measurements. Erken as a research resource participates in a number of research projects addressing climate change effects on lake ecosystems. The Erken Laboratory also hosts an experimental facility for enclosure experiments.

Erken provides access to data from the extensive measurement program from the lake as well as the possibility to establish new experiments and measurements. Assistance from highly skilled technicians, with local knowledge and expertise about sensor based measurements and analyses can be provided. The station also hosts an accredited laboratory for water and lake chemistry and plankton analyses.

Erken is part of SITES infrastructures SITES water, SITES AquaNet and SITES Spectral.

The Erken laboratory's webpage at Uppsala University.

Station manager
Silke Langenheder

Main ecosystems
Lakes and streams

Mean annual temperature: 5.7 °C
Operational period

Uppsala University
Latitude and longitude
59.8350 N, 18.6327 E
18 m

Photos from Erken