• 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

5050804

Total Nautical Miles Sampled

698

Taxa Routinely Analysed

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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RT @clmarshall1001: Awesome day today. Met some great people, all working to share their love of the ocean 🌊🦞�@thembaukbauk. It was also grea…
15 Jul 08:12

RT @PlanktonPundit: A baby comb jelly in my plankton sample. It's eaten two copepods and an arrow worm. It catches them with sticky tentacl…
12 Jul 19:45

2/2 Identifiable features of P. marnius are 1) large spine-like protrusion on last prosome segment, 2) elongate fif… https://t.co/pdCeuoeGSc
11 Jul 13:40

1/2 The North Atlantic CPR has a strong history of detecting and monitoring non-native plankton taxa. First seen by… https://t.co/SzJub0ARX9
11 Jul 13:40

RT @thembauk: So many ways to use @CPRSurvey data! Profs Andrew Irwin and Zoe Finkel from @DalhousieU statisticians & oceanographers using…
10 Jul 15:38

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

02 Apr 2018 | 157

Greater synergies and influence for UK environmental science...