Continuous Plankton Recorder(CPR) data from the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS)

Date(s) (Creation)
Distributor(s): Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR)
Abstract The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) is an international charity that operates the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey. The dataset covers the North Atlantic and the North Sea on since 1958.
Keywords Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Temperature, Salinity, Environmental monitoring facilities, Networks, Chlorophyll-a and fluorescence, Salinity, Temperature
Lineage The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) is a robust and reliable instrument designed to capture plankton samples over huge areas of ocean. The CPR is usually towed from the stern of volunteer merchant ships such as RoRo and Container Ships. However this versatile recorder has also been deployed from large sailing vessels, fishing boats and super tankers. On return to the laboratory, the silk is removed from the mechanism and divided into samples representing 10 nautical miles of towing. The
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