Annual Reports

Annual Reports produced by the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation of Ocean Science, about the work of The CPR Survey, are available to download in PDF format or you can read our most recent edition online via Issuu.

Annual Report 2017

2017-18 Report of The CPR Survey


The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) has been home of the CPR Survey since 1990. In April 2018 it was incorporated into the Marine Biological Association, where the CPR Survey will continue to operate. Herewith is a report of the activities of SAHFOS during 2017 and up to March 2018. 

The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey has been running since 1931 collecting plankton (coupled with ocean physical, chemical and biological observations) with the resulting data providing information on the biogeography and ecology of the planktonic community. The results of the Survey are used by marine biologists, scientific institutes, governmental bodies and in environmental change studies across the world.

Annual Report 2016

Our 2016 Annual Report. Find out what SAHFOS has been up to during 2016. 


Annual Report 2015

SAHFOS Annual Report 2015


Archive Reports

Annual Report 2014

Our 2014 Annual Report in PDF including Antarctic Adventures.

Annual Report 2013

Our Annual Report 2013 in PDF including New KC route in the central North Sea.

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012 in PDF including SAHFOS moves into Arctic Waters.

Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011 in PDF including Plankton Analysis.

Annual Report 2010

Our Annual Report in PDF including Database developments and CPR Research Highlights.

Annual Report 2009

Our Annual Report 2009 in PDF including Technological development: the Water and Microplankton Sampler (WaMs).