NMBAQC

The National Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control Scheme
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Zooplankton

Contract Manager: David Johns, MBA

The CPR Survey, part of the Marine Biological Association (MBA, https://www.mba.ac.uk) have been running ring tests successfully every two years since 2015 from their base at Plymouth, UK.  This scheme undertakes quality control for the analysis of zooplankton samples through ring tests of pre-determined species and written quizzes. The last ring test took place in late 2020/early 2021 - details of this can be found here

The MBA is a world leader in plankton research and has a unique plankton data set stretching over 80 years which has been collected using the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR). The MBA has global zooplankton identification expertise from the major oceans.