The ICES Zooplankton Status Report

In its strategic plan, ICES recognized its role in making scientific information accessible to the public as well as to fisheries and environmental assessment groups. During the 1999 Annual Science Conference, ICES requested the Oceanography Committee working groups to develop data products and summaries that could be routinely provided to the ICES community via the ICES website. The Working Group on Zooplankton Ecology (WGZE) has given priority to producing a summary report on zooplankton activities in the ICES Area based on the time-series obtained from national monitoring programmes. Since this conference, nine status reports have been assembled and published by the group. The last five of these reports are available below.



The 2010/2011 Status Report

( high-resolution PDF version:  28 MB )

Release September of 2013

 ATTENTION:  You should only "right-click-save-as" either of the  large report PDFs linked above and save it to your computer before attempting to open it.  (You may get an error message and/or garbage results if you open directly it in your browser window.)   The high-resolution version will have crisper graphics.  Also available is a high quality jpeg image of the report cover page (the image to the right).



Do you have or know of zooplankton or phytoplankton time series from the North Atlantic or anywhere else in the world? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on how these data could be included in future WGZE (zooplankton), WGPME (phytoplankton and microbial plankton), or global SCOR zooplankton or phytoplankton time series studies.