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SO-CPR Expert Group Report 2020

EG-Continuous Plankton Recorder and the SCAR Southern Ocean CPR Survey (SO-CPR) 2018-20 Report

Expert Group of the Life Sciences Group

Report Authors: Kunio T. Takahashi (JAPAN), John A. Kitchener, (AUSTRALIA)

 

Summary of activities from 2018-20 and any other important issues or factors

Since the last report 2018, we have completed over 80 CPR tows during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Antarctic field season from research vessels from several countries. Approximately 272,000 nautical miles have been sampled since the commencement of the SO-CPR Survey in 1991, representing some 55,000 samples for 293 zooplankton taxa coupled with environmental data.