Brief descriptionThis dataset contains data collected by the Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey and is funded by IMOS (Ships of Opportunity sub-facility) and CSIRO. The aims of the AusCPR survey are to: * map plankton biodiversity and distribution * develop the first long-term plankton baseline for Australian waters * document plankton changes in response to climate change * provide indices for fisheries management * detect harmful algal blooms * validate satellite remote sensing * initialise and test ecosystem models. The survey conducts repeat tows in the GBR, the East Australian Current and down to the Southern Ocean Time Series Mooring (SOTS). Other routes are conducted on an adhoc nature around Australia.
The dataset also contains phytoplankton data from the UTAS / AAD led Southern Ocean CPR (SOCPR) project which is also funded by IMOS.
The datasets available in this collection include Phytoplankton Colour Index (an estimate of chlorophyll in the water), phytoplankton abundance, zooplankton abundance and a biomass index from AusCPR and phytoplankton abundance from SOCPR.
This data are freely available through the AODN portal: https://portal.aodn.org.au.
This data is freely available but please acknowledge all relevant parties, as detailed in acknowledgement section.
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A.J.Richardson, A.W.Walne, A.W.G.John, T.D.Jonasa, .A.Lindley, D.W.Sims, D.Stevens, M.Witt. 2006. Using continuous plankton recorder data. Progress in Oceanography, Volume 68, Issue 1, Pages 27-74
These data are from the CSIRO based Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey and the UTAS / AAD based phytoplankton from the Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder (SOCPR) part of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government. Please also acknowledge the relevant party that helped to collect the data.
ANL - ANL Windarra container shipping
MNF - Marine National Facility
Sealord Group Ltd.
SOCPR - Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey
AIMS - Australian Institute of Marine Science
GA - Geoscience Australia
Malaspina Cruise - March 2011 aboard vessel Hespérides
AAD - Australian Antarctic Division
Data time period: 2009-06
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AODN Portal (Data Link)
Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) Project - Home Page (Documentation Link)
Link to Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) Sub-Facility metadata record (Documentation Link)
- global : 7af186bc-d9c0-4860-accb-d9377c6a28f9
- Local : Marlin Record Number: 9008
- Local : Anzlic Identifier: ANZCW0306009008