Tag Archives: CPR
Why do we need a global plankton diversity monitoring programme?
When most people think of biodiversity they think of iconic habitats like rainforests and coral reefs. Much of the ocean’s biodiversity, however, is too small to see without a microscope. Plankton are one of the most diverse groups of organisms … Continue reading
Putting a historical plankton dataset to work for marine policy challenges
In marine ecology, it is widely accepted that monitoring data spanning long time-scales are essential for understanding ecosystem change, especially for the detection of community shifts linked to climate variability. Data spanning multiple decades are also essential for biodiversity policy, … Continue reading
Time-series datasets are crucial to delivering Good Environmental Status
We are on a mission in Europe to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) for our seas (Who cares about the MSFD?). As with many marine policy or conservation efforts, good data are critical to success. When it comes to GES, … Continue reading
Preparing for my next sci-pol Asian adventure!
Next Friday, Oct 17, I depart for a three week science-policy trip to Asia. Like my Japan trip in May, I’ve been planning this adventure for months. It started when I was invited by Sanae Chiba (JAMSTEC) and David Checkley … Continue reading
Tuna, plankton and plum wine – exploring science-policy in Japan
One of my interests is to improve and expand the use of CPR data in marine policy, not only in the UK, but globally. There is one country in particular where I’ve really wanted to learn more about the science-policy … Continue reading
Knowledge exchange: Turning science into policy
Welcome to Plankton and Policy’s blog – although I’ve written guest posts elsewhere, this is the first post I’ve ever written for my own blog. It’s hard to know where to start, but I think a good place would be … Continue reading