• 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

6647274

Total Nautical Miles Towed

86

Years Towing

3230971

Taxonomic Abundance Entries

698

Taxa Routinely Analysed

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 @soba41: I sat at the microscope today to analyse the first of the 2019 Pacific CPR samples. My first Pacific sample was in 2000 and it'…
16 May 19:44

As our CPR analysts often work with damaged samples, identification can be difficult. Damaged Acartia spp. can be i… https://t.co/nGgZO717bb
15 May 09:30

@BigelowLab @WoodardColin @PressHerald @SeascapeScience @Sci_Officer Have you a link to the paper please?
14 May 16:21

RT @atlasobscura: Because the Continuous Plankton Recorder survey’s methods of sampling and analyzing the plankton have remained unchanged…
14 May 15:42

RT @JakeBedford: Great evening at @WemburyMarine talking about the role of plankton monitoring in marine conservation! @PlymUniMI @CPRSurve…
10 May 09:33

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

02 Apr 2018 | 136

Greater synergies and influence for UK environmental science...