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IMOS - AusCPR: Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Abundance - Global Continuous Plankton dataset (GACs) references -!76d3642e-d27d-405b-b9af-02bdb3645ba1 These data are IMOS AusCPR datasets comprising combined phytoplankton and zooplankton records, which are supplied to the Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorder Surveys (GACs - ). See related datasets: IMOS - AusCPR: Phytoplankton Abundance!c 1344979-f701-0916-e044-00144f7bc0f4 IMOS - AusCPR: Zooplankton Abundance!c 1344e70-480e-0993-e044-00144f7bc0f4 These data consist of the combined Phytoplankton and Zooplankton data, and are distributed to the Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorder Surveys (GACs - Data are distributed using the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT), and are comprised of three related datasets: Metadata: AusCPR_METADATA Event Data: AusCPR_EVENTDATA Occurrence Data: AusCPR_OCCURRENCEDATA

Context: Phytoplankton and Zooplankton abundance records: The Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey is a joint project between CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere (O&A) and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) to measure plankton communities as a guide to the health of Australia's oceans. Details on how phytoplankton and zooplankton abundance data were analysed are described in the metadata links above. It is advised that anyone using the data should first read this methodology or contact the project contact person. 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. Servicing and maintenance of the CPRs and analysis of the samples for the AusCPR survey will be carried out by staff based at the CSIRO O&A laboratories in Queensland and Tasmania, and at the AAD in Hobart. The project was funded by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) and falls with the Ships of Opportunity facility. Data storage and access is planned to be interoperable with other national and international programs through the IMOS Infrastructure. Results from the AusCPR survey are available through the AODN portal: For information on using the data please refer to the Richardson et al. 2006. As the taxonomic resolution of the data has changed over time, due to continual training, it is important that users refer to the change log tables included in your data download. These will provide information on the validity of the taxa, from what date we have been identifying certain taxa etc. Classification fields may be blank depending on the level to which that taxa has been identified, i.e. if only identified to family, genus and species will be blank. This data is freely available but please acknowledge all relevant parties, as detailed in acknowledgement section.


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These data are from the Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey 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. This information is contained in the download of the zooplankton abundance. ANL - ANL Windarra container shipping CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation MNF - Marine National Facility Sealord Group Ltd. SOCPR - Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey AIMS - Australian Institute of Marine Science GA - Geoscience Australia Swire Shipping Malaspina Cruise - March 2011 aboard vessel Hespérides


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