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

Lifewatch Plankton Data Workshop

The Lifewatch Plankton Data Workshop will be arranged at SMHI in Gothenburg 8-9 December 2015. More information is available in the announcement.

NOMP – Nordic Marine Phytoplankton group workshop 2015

NOMP – Nordic Marine Phytoplankton group workshop 14-16 September 2015 in Arendal, Norway.

A Nordic Marine phytoplankton workshop was arranged in August 2013 in Sweden. Norway, Denmark and Sweden participated, and the group NOMP was established. The second NOMP workshop will be hosted at Institute of Marine research, Flødevigen.

HELCOM Phytoplankton Expert Group meeting

The HELCOM Phytoplankton Expert Group will meet in Pärnu, Estonia, 13-17 April 2015.


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