• 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

698

Taxa Routinely Analysed

3230971

Taxonomic Abundance Entries

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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RT @ClareOstle: Belated Happy @WorldOceansDay - Brilliant video put together by @utm_blog demonstrating the importance of keeping our ocean…
11 Jun 09:29

It is #WorldOceanDay today so we are celebrating plankton: the oceans would be empty if it wasn't for these amazing… https://t.co/Pl3BXwEzNp
8 Jun 09:29

RT @JakeBedford: A great first workshop for our project- comparing trends across datasets is challenging but allows us to strengthen our po…
7 Jun 17:17

A great week of collaborative work for #ICEGRAPH looking at CPR & other UK datasets to discuss the best way to link… https://t.co/fq5HswxBTP
7 Jun 15:28

RT @thembauk: To celebrate #WorldOceanDay we’re giving away free membership! Sign up on June 8 to receive an extra month & be entered into…
7 Jun 12:34

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

02 Apr 2018 | 149

Greater synergies and influence for UK environmental science...