The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) is a part of the Islands to Ice exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The new exhibition explores the definitions, perceptions, mythology and motivations of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. It explores the places, the people, the creatures and the research carried out across the great southern wilderness.
The display highlights the CPR as a classic example of instrumentation that has stood the test of time due to its effective and robust design. The CPR was built in Edinburgh in 1966 and was used in the North Sea and North Atlantic before being used by the Southern Ocean CPR Survey from 1990 to help estalish the survey. It was retired from service in 2002 and replaced by Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) built units. The CPR is on loan from the AAD.