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.