Annual Reports

Annual Reports produced about the work of The CPR Survey, are available to download in PDF format or you can read online via Issuu.

CPR Survey booklet 2024

Find out more about what we do and why it is important. 


Welcome to the latest report for the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey, based in Plymouth, UK at the Marine Biological Association (MBA). Here, we would like to share some of what we do, why we do it, and to say a big thank you to all our supporters, from our funders to the merchant shipping and portside teams, without you our work would not be possible.

The CPR Survey is unique, a global plankton monitoring programme working in conjunction with ships of opportunity (therefore minimising our carbon footprint), producing an open access dataset of plankton distribution in our ocean.
This incredible dataset has been used by students, scientists and policy-makers, we actively encourage and promote its use in order to accelerate scientific progress . Our research has focused on diverse themes including climate change (including impacts of rising CO2), human health, biodiversity and non-native species, fisheries and better management of the marine environment. We hope you enjoy reading about our highlights.

CPR Survey Report 2020

A vibrant summary document of the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey activities. 


Annual Report 2017

2017-18 Report of The CPR Survey


Archive Reports

Annual Report 2016

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

Annual Report 2015

SAHFOS Annual Report 2015

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).