Welcome to the CPR Survey

HOME OF THE CONTINUOUS PLANKTON RECORDER

The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey is an international non-profit organisation. Collecting data from the North Atlantic and the North Sea on biogeography and ecology of plankton since 1931. More recently, as the Survey has become more involved in international projects, work has expanded to include other regions around the globe

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Total Nautical Miles Towed

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Taxa Routinely Analysed

86

Years Towing

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Taxonomic Abundance Entries

Key Services

Marine biological datasets provide a wide range of environmental and climatic indicators to address marine environmental management issues such as Harmful Algal Blooms, pollution, climate change and fisheries

Research

At the base of the marine foodweb, the free floating plant life of the sea (phytoplankton) provide food for the animal plankton (zooplankton) which in turn provide food for many other marine organisms

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Policy Makers

Policy drivers continue to influence research at the CPR Survey and an important aim of the organisation is to use CPR data and the expertise of Survey scientists to deliver evidence-based advice to policy makers and ecosystem managers

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Data

The CPR Survey is unique in having comparable data on the geographical distribution, seasonal cycles and year-to-year changes in abundance of plankton over a large spatial area

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FIND OUT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO AND WHAT IS COMING UP

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Dr Therese Coffey, the Minister for Environment tours SAHFOS

06 Mar 2018 | 98

Dr Therese Coffey, the Minister for Environment tours SAHFOS...

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Opportunity for Public Engagement Training and Practice

20 Feb 2018 | 245

Marine science researchers are invited to apply for a free 3...

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SAHFOS Analyst attends 1st EUROBUS working group meeting

29 Jan 2018 | 107

SAHFOS analyst, Martina Brunetta, attends the 1st EUROBUS wo...

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