• 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

3230971

Taxonomic Abundance Entries

6647274

Total Nautical Miles Towed

698

Taxa Routinely Analysed

86

Years Towing

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

Our research scientist Dr Clare Ostle presented on changes in biomass from the CPR and the North Atlantic carbon fl… https://t.co/FctJc9t2Pi
20 Mar 20:45

RT @JoPolack: Yes! My appreciation for taxonomists grew hugely working with @skinnerjb @CPRSurvey exploring phytoplankton for my artwork. S…
20 Mar 15:50

Great to hear Juan - congratulations. We do share our CPR data with collaborating scientists. If you are interested… https://t.co/xlaRvevmIJ
12 Mar 11:59

Today is the last day to submit an application for one of our plankton analyst #vacancies. Working out of Citadel H… https://t.co/cNW42MHkfP
7 Mar 08:45

There's just one week to submit an application for our plankton analyst vacancies, working out of Citadel Hill Labo… https://t.co/ApwTmVrEUj
1 Mar 08:30

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

02 Apr 2018 | 108

Greater synergies and influence for UK environmental science...