• The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey is now
    part of the Marine Biological Association of the UK
    Please visit the MBA website for all news and updates regarding the Survey

Welcome to the CPR Survey

The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey is the most geographically extensive marine monitoring programme in the world. Today the Survey is operated by the Marine Biological Association, based in Plymouth, UK.

258305

Total Samples Analysed

3230971

Taxonomic Abundance Entries

86

Years Towing

6647274

Total Nautical Miles Towed

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

Find Out More

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

Find Out More

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

Find Out More

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

READ ARTICLE

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

02 Apr 2018 | 415

Greater synergies and influence for UK environmental science...