Plankton Toolbox | Marinevre

Plankton Toolbox

The Plankton Toolbox is a free tool for aquatic scientists, and others, working with environmental monitoring related to phyto- and zooplankton. 

Features include:

  • Import phyto- or zooplankton data in .txt and .xlsx files in different formats (configurable)
  • Work with data on abundance, biovolume and carbon content
  • Data screening - quality control of data
  • Aggregate data, e.g. from species level to class level
  • Plotting tools
  • Statistics (in early development)
  • Export data in .txt or .xlsx for further analyses or plotting
  • A future update with functionality for using Plankton Toolbox as a counting tool by the microscope is planned.   


Developed by: 

Nordic Microalgae is developed and operated by the Swedish Meterological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) with funding from the Swedish LifeWatch project.

Technology or platform: 

The software is available as version 1.0.0 for Windows and MacOS. Version 1.0.1 is available for Windows. A Linux version will be produced upon request.