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Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder Database (SO-CPR)


At the SCAR Delegates Meeting in Kuala Lumpur it was approved to transition the existing Continuous Plankton Recorder Expert Group (EG-CPR) to the Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder Database Expert Group (SO-CPR). This included updating the Terms of Reference which are now:

  1. Continue to develop and maintain the SO-CPR Database and to improve access for users.
  2. To ensure QA/QC of the data through regular training and standardisation workshops.
  3. Encourage other nations, especially developing Antarctic nations, to participate in the workshops and susequently improve spatial and temporal coverage of CPR tows around Antarctica.


Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
c/o Scott Polar Research Institute
University of Cambridge
Lensfield Road
Cambridge, CB2 1ER, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1223 336550