• The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey is now
    part of The Marine Biological Association of the UK

Welcome to the CPR Survey

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

698

Taxa Routinely Analysed

6647274

Total Nautical Miles Towed

258305

Total Samples Analysed

3230971

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

We currently has two vacancies for plankton analysts working out of our Citadel Hill Laboratory, Plymouth, UK. Inte… https://t.co/R6ReKI9clA
22 Feb 17:15

Would you like to work at the National Marine Biological Library @thenmbluk in #Plymouth? We're hiring! There is cu… https://t.co/NIKN5m7VRu
20 Feb 08:45

MBA Vacancy: Library Assistant role, to work 4 days a week at the National Marine Biological #Library @thenmbluk at… https://t.co/eoFddWcUyI
13 Feb 17:30

'The number of animals the net collects is very great... Many of these creatures ...are most exquisite in their for… https://t.co/8YNd4iPCnn
12 Feb 17:30

Happy #DarwinDay! Charles Darwin 210 today! Did you know @CPRSurvey is based just 1/2 mile from where the HMS Beagl… https://t.co/4kZVnMalS2
12 Feb 12:30

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The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey has merged with the Marine Biological Association

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Greater synergies and influence for UK environmental science...