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Second Workshop of Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Surveys

Event Type Workshop
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2012-09-17 - End: 2012-09-20
Location Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO 7, place de Fontenoy, Paris cedex 07, France
Short Title GACS II
Summary GACS is short for the Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorder Surveys, which is an international scientific organisation that was established in September 2011. The goal of GACS is "to understand changes in plankton biodiversity at ocean basin scales through a global network of CPR surveys". GACS has a number of specific aims, which include: to develop a global Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) database to produce a regular Ecological Status Report for global plankton biodiversity to ensure that common standards and methodologies are maintained to provide an interface for plankton biodiversity with other global ocean observation programmes to set up and maintain a website for publicity and data access to facilitate new CPR surveys and develop capacity building procedures to facilitate secondments of CPR scientists between GACS institutions.
Web site http://www.globalcpr.org/

Event Entered By Thomas GROSS
Organisers Linda HORSFIELD
Graham HOSIE
Staff Thomas GROSS
Simonetta SECCO

Group(s): IOC , GOOS , OOS
Created: 2012-05-09 17:41:52
Last Updated: 2012-09-27 10:40:59