The FORCIS database includes data collected using plankton tows, continuous plankton recorder, sediment traps and plankton pump, and contains ~22,000, ~157,000, ~9,000, ~400 subsamples, respectively (one single plankton aliquot collected within a depth range, time interval, size fraction range, at a single location) from each category. 

The database is available online on Zenodo:

R-package to explore, analyze and plot data is available :

(A) Temporal and spatial coverage of the FORCIS data at 4 × 4 degree (latitude and longitude) grid resolution colored for the time series range (years) of each cell. (B) Geographical locations of all records included in the FORCIS database.