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Short Courses

Our short courses are open to all! We run short courses throughout the year to complement your continuous professional development as a marine biologist.

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Young Marine Biologist

Regular online events are held for our Young Marine Biologist members. We host an online community where young people from across the world can learn together, share experiences and build the foundations of a relationship with our Ocean.

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Working in partnership with organisations across the UK the MBA’s annual Bioblitz brings together participants of all ages and all levels of experience to record biodiversity in marine and related habitats during a set time period.

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AGM and Annual Science Talk

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Marine Biological Association is open to all members. Each year the AGM is preceded by a talk from a prestigious scientist and is open to both members and non-members.


Postgraduate Conference

Come and hear about the latest research from our leading researchers in marine biology


University Field Courses

Universities and other institutes regularly bring groups of students to our Plymouth based lab for field trips and boat based survey work.

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Scientific Talks

Our annual series of scientific talks are just one of the benefits of being a member of the MBA, some are also open to the public. So whether you are a professional marine biologist or just inspired to learn more about marine biology please come along

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Professional Courses

We run courses throughout the year to complement your continuous professional development as a marine biologist

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Field Studies Council Marine Camps