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Welcome to SAHFOS

HOME OF THE CONTINUOUS PLANKTON RECORDER

The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) is an international charity that operates the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey. The Foundation has been collecting data from the North Atlantic and the North Sea on biogeography and ecology of plankton since 1931. More recently, as the Foundation has become more involved in international projects, work has expanded to include other regions around the globe

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Taxonomic Abundance Entries

258107

Total Samples Analysed

6636504

Total Nautical Miles Towed

86

Years Towing

Key Services

Marine biological datasets provide a wide range of environmental and climatic indicators to address marine environmental management issues such as Harmful Algal Blooms, pollution, climate change and fisheries

Research

At the base of the marine foodweb, the free floating plant life of the sea (phytoplankton) provide food for the animal plankton (zooplankton) which in turn provide food for many other marine organisms

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Policy Makers

Policy drivers continue to influence research at SAHFOS and an important aim of the organisation is to use CPR data and the expertise of SAHFOS scientists to deliver evidence-based advice to policy makers and ecosystem managers

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Data

SAHFOS is unique in having comparable data on the geographical distribution, seasonal cycles and year-to-year changes in abundance of plankton over a large spatial area

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FIND OUT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO AND WHAT IS COMING UP

Can run off from deicing road salts push evolution in #freshwater #zooplankton? Article highlighting research here:… https://t.co/264Dq7ZGE6
22 Jan 10:30

RT @thenmbluk: We have quite a pile of new arrivals today waiting to be accessioned! @thembauk @SAHFOS More expected next week https://t.co…
20 Jan 12:27

Deadline for abstract and poster submissions @PlyMSEFconf today! Event itself is 9th Feb. #PlyMSEF2017https://t.co/RCbWLEcCEk
20 Jan 08:30

Sign up today @SAHFOS Marine Phytoplankton Taxonomy Workshop, LIMITED SPACE LEFT. For more info and apply here:… https://t.co/skHX1CsJdn
19 Jan 08:30

Before gluing themselves to rocks, juvenile barnacles like these nauplius + cypris stages begin life drifting as… https://t.co/jMxgRxl8A1
16 Jan 13:01

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