WEC Lines partners up with CPR to supporting extensive marine ecological survey

WEC Lines partners up with the longest running, most geographically extensive marine ecological survey as recognised by the Guinness World Records.

We are pleased to inform you that as from today WEC Lines will be assisting the CPR Survey Marine Biological Association with its high impact scientific research on plankton supporting our goals to creating a more sustainable future.

Driven by almost a century of sustained plankton observations, scientific excellence and innovation, the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey is a globally recognised leader on the impacts of environmental change on the health of our oceans.

As a large-scale global survey, it provides the scientific and policy communities with a basin-wide and long-term measure of the ecological health of marine plankton. Established in 1931, the CPR Survey is the longest running, most geographically extensive marine ecological survey in the world.

With 7,400,340 nautical miles covered over the course of its 92-year history, the CPR Survey has become the Guiness World Record Holder” Greatest distance sampled by a marine survey” since 2023.

Home to a considerable database of marine plankton and associated metadata that is used by researchers and policy makers to examine strategically important science pillars such as climate change, human health, fisheries, biodiversity, pathogens, invasive species, ocean acidification and natural capital.

The CPR researchers have been training crew of the WEC Corneille on how to place the plankton recorder overboard on each trip between Bilbao and Liverpool for plankton monitoring. This area has been selected has it had, until now, not been researched sufficiently. We will assist CPR on a continuous basis.