• 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

5050804

Total Nautical Miles Sampled

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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Beautiful video from Dr Richard Kirby https://t.co/nbXmBlpLVa
19 Jul 17:39

A tale of pirates, freak storms.... and science! Lance Gregory, Operations Manager, will talk about his recent expe… https://t.co/X6JeEHbPqe
18 Jul 14:37

RT @DNThomas01: A important post by @anaturalstate about "Why do we need a global plankton diversity monitoring programme?" https://t.co/…
17 Jul 12:59

One feature used for identifying Centropages typicus are the spines on the 1st, 2nd and 5th segments of its antennu… https://t.co/o0VhU1wxZm
17 Jul 09:30

RT @anaturalstate: @DNThomas01 @CPRSurvey #marinescience #plankton thanks! I'm glad you liked it. The CPR survey is a global resource 😊
16 Jul 16:52

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

02 Apr 2018 | 157

Greater synergies and influence for UK environmental science...