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