Nordic Microalgae has been updated

Nordic Microalgae has been moved to a new server and behind the scences software has been updated.

Nordic Microalgae is being updated

Nordic Microalgae is being updated

Nordic Microalgae will be updated shortly. Updates include moving to a new server and updating server software etc. During this time new images should not be uploaded. After the update users adding content will need to renew their passwords. When the update is complete this will be announced. The plan is that the updated version should be up and running before March 10th.


The HELCOM Pytoplankton Expert Group will meet 3-7 April 2017 in St. Peterburg, Russia. More information about HELCOM-PEG is available here.

Plankton Toolbox 1.2.1 is available

Plankton Toolbox has been updated. Changes include:

Plankton Toolbox 1.2.0 available

A new version of the free software Plankton Toolbox is available for Mac and Windows. Downlaod Plankton Toolbox from the Tools menu.

NOMP 2016 meeting 15-17 November

NOMP, the NOrdic Marine Phytoplankton group will meet in Gothenburg, Sweden 15-17 November 2016.

Fossil diatom - image of distinction

The Nikon small world 2016 photomicrography competition has finished. An image of a fossil diatom by Frank Fox was rated as an image of distinction. Check it out at:

New top contributor

Birger Skjelbred, Norway, has contributed 361 images (status 8 April 2016) to Nordic Microalgae. He is the new top contributor. Check out his gallery at:


The HELCOM Phytoplankton Expert Group will meet 25-29 April 2016 in Warnemünde at the Leibniz Institute of Baltic Sea Research (IOW)).

More information about HELCOM-PEG is found at:

New version of Plankton Toolbox

Version 1.1.1 of Plankton Toolbox was released on 3 December 2015. A module for using the software when counting plankton in the microscope was added as well as several other enhancements. Download the software for Mac or Windows and the user's guide at


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