Plankton Toolbox 1.0.0 available

Plankton Toolbox 1.0.0 is available for MacOS and Windows. The Plankton Toolbox is a free tool for aquatic scientists, and others, working with environmental monitoring related to phyto- and zooplankton. Go to Tools for more information and to download the application.

The HELCOM-PEG meeting 12-16 May 2014

The HELCOM Phytoplankton Expert Group (PEG)

This year the PEG meeting will be arranged by the Marine Research Centre, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).

The meeting will take place on the 12-16 May 2014 at SYKE Marine Research Centre in Helsinki, Finland.

Twelve language start page

The start page of Nordic Microalgae and aquatic protozoa is now available in twelve languages.

Swedish Microalgae Committee meeting

The Swedish Microalgae Committee and invited guests from Norway and Denmark will meet in Lund 13-14 March.

Multi language start page

The start page is now available in all the Nordic lanugages and in English. Additional language support is planned.

Galleries for smart phones and tablets

The Galleries function is now also available for smart phones and tablets. Check out it out at The photograpers personal galleries are found at the bottom of the list.

Image of Chaetoceros debilis winner

An image of Chaetoceros debilis by Wim van Egmond won the 2013 Nikon small world photomicrography competion.



The biovolume information was updated with information from the 2013 version of the HELCOM-PEG list:

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NOMP - Nordic Marine Phytoplankton Group

Phytoplankton specialists from the Marine Research Institute, Iceland, has joined the Scandinavian Marine Phytoplankton Group - ScaMPy. After voting the new name NOMP - Nordic Marine Phytoplankton Group was chosen.

Scandinavian Marine Phytoplankton Workshop

A Scandinavian Marine Phytoplankton Workshop was arranged 26-28 August 2013. Participants from Sweden, Norway and Denmark discussed the biodiversity of marine phytoplankton, possibilities for joint monitoring and data sharing. Improving collaboration related to warnings about harmful algal blooms was another agenda item. The web site is used by the participants who also contribute to the content. Sessions on the taxonomy of marine microalgae was also part of the workshop. The group SCAMPY was established.


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