01 Jun 2022 | 31
Alister Hardy is known among plankton researchers for developing and employing his Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR). Hardy used the first version of the CPR during the 1925–1927 Discovery Expedition to the Southern Ocean. However, while the CPR is well known, many plankton researchers today are likely unfamiliar with the story of its genesis and its precursors, as well as the full breadth of Hardy’s contributions to plankton research. As the CPR studies of Hardy have received substantial attention, CPR development and the early surveys will be but briefly covered. The following account is based on both Marshall’s biographical Memoire of Hardy (Marshall, 1986) and Hardy’s articles and books.
22 Nov 2021 | 24
Leading the way in laboratory sustainability; first marine biology institute in UK with LEAF accreditation.
04 Nov 2021 | 18
Scientists call on COP26 leaders to listen to the ocean in order to meet climate goals
01 Oct 2021 | 39
Celebrating 90 years of the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey
31 Dec 2020 | 40
Seventeen times to the moon and back – we’ve set the record for the greatest distance sampled by a marine survey!
06 Jan 2020 | 38
Celebrating 60 years of CPR data
04 May 2018 | 557
Greater synergies and influence for UK environmental science
06 Mar 2018 | 317
Dr Therese Coffey, the Minister for Environment tours SAHFOS
29 Jan 2018 | 336
SAHFOS analyst, Martina Brunetta, attends the 1st EUROBUS working group meeting at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples, to discuss the recent European invasion of the copepod Pseudodiaptomus marinus
29 Jan 2018 | 340
SAHFOS data and research highlighted as part of NASA Image of the Day
22 Jan 2018 | 281
What a great 12 months of plankton!
15 Jan 2018 | 289
Plankton indicators show us more than just plankton
02 Nov 2017 | 383
The Ocean Plastic Lab exhibition, featuring SAHFOS and the CPR Survey is now touring the G7 countries, with the aim of increasing engagement on the issue of plastics in the world's oceans.
16 Oct 2017 | 430
Selected by NERC, the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) has been chosen, as part of a new ‘BLUEPRINT' consortium, to build capacity in public engagement with environmental research across the UK.
09 Aug 2017 | 529
A re-modelled indicator originally used by Sir Alister Hardy to collect plankton is to be used by the all-female eXXpedition crew to collect ocean plastic pollution samples on their Round Britain voyage
03 Aug 2017 | 330
Innovate UK provides funding for collaboration (including SAHFOS) to develop the first early deduction system to locate invasive non-native species and other harmful components of ships' ballast water
28 Jul 2017 | 336
SAHFOS contributes to a major new publication by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) which demonstrates the important effects climate change is having on UK seas and coastlines.
24 Jul 2017 | 298
Learn more about the wide-ranging impacts and activities completed by SAHFOS in 2016. Our latest Annual Report is now available.
17 Jun 2017 | 348
SAHFOS researchers are trialling the new FlowCam Macro as part of their involvement with the EU project AtlantOs.
02 Jun 2017 | 285
Special session on ocean observing systems at MASTS
01 Jun 2017 | 581
New study highlights the importance of long-term ecological monitoring programs
15 May 2017 | 473
The hidden world of giant viruses discovered in seawater
11 Apr 2017 | 270
The journal, Global Change Biology (GCB), has announced a paper, lead by SAHFOS Researcher Professor Chris Reid, was one of their most downloaded in 2016.
07 Apr 2017 | 211
Scientists from two of Plymouth’s leading marine science institutes host 2 days of events for children
08 Jul 2016 | 330
Climate change is already reshuffling the UK’s wildlife calendar, and it’s likely this will continue into the future
04 Apr 2016 | 294
The 2015 Annual Report is out now. As a showcase of the quantity of research, analysis and projects that have been completed, there are a number of diverse articles inside.
24 Nov 2015 | 400
"We demonstrate, based on 72 long time series, that a major change took place in the world centred on 1987 that involved a step change and move to a new regime in a wide range of Earth systems," said Professor Reid.
31 Jul 2015 | 512
SAHFOS appoints dynamic new Director SAHFOS, one of the world’s most respected marine science organisations, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Willie Wilson as its new Director from 1st September 2015. The appointment was made after an international search and selection process.
06 Jul 2015 | 257
After several years of being cooler than average, the waters of the NE Pacific have been heating up recently. Whitney (2015) reported spring temperatures deviating 3.5 standard deviations from the long-term mean in the oceanic waters of the NE Pacific, covering the transition zone just south of where the CPR transects run.
03 Jun 2015 | 363
When global warming rises above the dangerous threshold of 2°C, between 50 and 70% of the global ocean may experience a change in marine biodiversity.
12 Nov 2014 | 267
SAHFOS has been awarded £396,095 to equip its fleet of Continuous Plankton Recorders (CPRs) with state-of-the-art environment sensors that will measure water temperature, salinity, chlorophyll fluorescence, pH and pCO2.
28 Oct 2014 | 296
Brittany Ferries kindly tow the CPR once a month on the Roscoff to Plymouth route. The CPR on this route is fitted with a water sampler that collects samples for DNA analysis.
08 Sep 2014 | 245
Our Annual Report is now available to read.
11 Aug 2014 | 231
Our Ecological status report is now available to view online.
04 Jun 2014 | 352
In the wake of a controversial iron fertilisation 'experiment' off the coast of Canada, plankton scientists have noted a higher than average abundance of copepods - crustaceans that form an important food source for many marine creatures higher up food chains, including fish.
01 Jun 2014 | 227
The Challenger Conference for Marine Science is taking place on Monday, September 08, 2014
01 Jun 2014 | 240
SAHFOS together with AWI is organising a summer school on time series analysis, as a tool to assess the ecological and societal implications of climate change.
01 May 2014 | 214
Research output from SAHFOS scientists is now available in a new open access repository, the Plymouth Marine Science Electronic Archive (PlyMSEA), which is shared by SAHFOS partners - the Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML).
02 Apr 2014 | 306
Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II published their first update in seven years on the scale of impacts, adaptations and vulnerabilities to climate change.